Harrison County, Ohio

Real Estate Payment information

As County Treasurer, one of my main goals is to ensure that residents of Harrison County receive the highest level of service possible while being a good steward of the taxpayers trust and finances.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact me directly Vicki Sefsick at (740) 942-8864 or by email at vsefsick@harrisoncountyohio.org

As County Treasurer, I am entrusted with the County's finances and am responsible for the daily balancing of the monies in the County's 195+ funds. I am also the County's Investment Officer, managing an average portfolio of $15 million.

I serve on numerous boards as required by the law, including the Investment Advisory Board, Board of Revision and the Budget Commission.

Over the years I have seen the County's rapid growth.  This growth has caused a tremendous increase in the work load at the office and I am committed to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the office's operations.

Duties of the County Treasurer:

  • Annual general fund budget just under $115,000
  • 2 Full Time employees
  • Collect over $20 million in real estate taxes (on the average, 70% of these revenues goes to the local schools)
  • Chief Investment Officer for the County's $15 million portfolio.  Three goals are enforced through our Investment Policy: Safety, Liquidity, Yield
  • Cash manager, maintain and balancing tax payment records on more than 17,000 parcels and all monies collected by other departments
  • Balances all funds with the County Auditor
  • Redeems warrants issued by the County Auditor

Due to restrictions in the Harrison County Courthouse related to the Covid19 pandemic, the Harrison County Treasurer’s Office will not be accepting in person real estate tax payments beginning today and continuing at least through March of 2021.

Treasurer Vicki Sefsick said her office will be accepting payments by check or money order through parcel post and via credit card over the phone.

“Details pertaining to the credit card payment option, along with any other necessary information, will be included in the real estate bills set to be mailed in mid-January,” Sefsick noted. “I apologize for this inconvenience. Keeping the citizens of this county safe during this pandemic is a concern for everyone. This decision was not made without great thought.”

The due date for real estate payments will be February 24. 

Sefsick encourages those who may need to do business within her office to call 740-942-8864 prior to coming to the courthouse.

“We all need to limit our exposure to this virus at this time,” she noted.