Lucas County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency and encourage citizens to avoid public offices. Please do not come to our office unannounced, follow the guidelines below. We are open and operating under: S.E.T.
S-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: The Auditor’s Office will take appointments via Facetime, and conference calls. See contact information below. Email, text or call.
E-EMAIL QUESTIONS AND REQUEST FORMS: Please email requests and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
T-TEXT A QUESTION TO (419) 309-7877
Last, please call our consumer hotline at (419) 213-4406.
Please use one of the options above before coming to our office.
A list of departmental phone numbers is listed below:
Deed Transfer/Conveyance (419) 213-4439 or (419) 213-4332
Board of Revision (419) 213-4424 or (419) 213-4327
CAUV/Homestead (419) 213-4873
Dog, Cigarette or Vendors License (419) 213-4443
Finance (419) 213-4329 or (419) 213-4435
Disbursements (419) 213-4328
Tax Accounting (419) 213-4446 or (419) 213-4154
Special Assessments-Exemptions (419) 213-4292 or (419) 213-4154
Payroll (419) 213-4348 or (419) 213-4346
Weights and Measures (419) 213-4447
Homeowners Real Estate Questions(419) 213-4142 or (419) 213-4434 or (419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate Questions: (419) 213-4833
GENERAL QUESTIONS: 419-213-4338, or 419-213-4403, 419-213-4432, (419) 213-4335
Email questions to Outreach@co.lucas.oh.us
TEXT a question 419-309-7877
The Lucas County Auditor herself (419) 213-4322
The Lucas County Auditor maintains Lucas County Unclaimed Funds listing(xlsx), comprised of payments that were not redeemed by the payee at the time of original issuance. These funds can be formally claimed via the County’s unclaimed funds process, outlined below. If you require assistance, our normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If there is no answer, please leave a message, and someone will get back with you.
Making a Claim for Unclaimed Funds
If you believe that you are entitled to unclaimed funds, you may make your claim by submitting an unclaimed funds claim form and returning it to us at:
Office of Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor
Attn: Unclaimed Funds, Disbursements Department
One Government Center, #600
Toledo, OH 43604-2255
Note: Some monies may require a court order, which should be submitted with your claim form.
You may also obtain a form by calling the Auditor's Disbursements Department at (419) 213-4333; or by sending an email.
Unclaimed Funds Form Requirements
Your form cannot be processed without a notarized signature. Also, if multiple unredeemed payments exist, a form and notarization needs to be completed for each unredeemed payment.
Proof of ClaimAll claims must have satisfactory proper proof of claim, to include (but not necessarily limited to):
The original check(s), if available.
For individuals, a photocopy of the owner's Social Security card and driver's license or State ID is required of ALL claims.
If the owner of the funds is a corporation and treated as such for federal income tax purposes, submit a copy of the front of the tax return (or a document indicating the Federal Identification Number) and individual signing claim form must provide Proof of Authority to claim funds on behalf of the company, such as a corporate resolution or affidavit from a senior officer, as well as verification of the position of both individuals (e.g., Board minutes, SEC filings, directories listing officers, annual reports). Letterhead or business cards are not acceptable proof.
An unclaimed form request will normally process within 15 days. However, it could take longer if a request was incomplete, or if additional information is requested to verify the claim.
If you require additional information or have a circumstance that is not outlined above, contact our Unclaimed Funds department at (419) 213-4333.
Note: If you are a professional finder, you must present a valid contract with the claim before the payment is issued. If requested, the check can be sent to you, in the name of the payee.
You can also search for missing payments on Ohio's unclaimed funds listing. However, please note that you must contact the State of Ohio for those items on Ohio's unclaimed funds listing.