City of Pickerington

Finance Department

Chris Schornack

Director of Finance

Scott Stornes

Deputy Finance Director

Araceli Embrey

Finance/Payroll Specialist


The City of Pickerington's Finance Department is responsible for the collection, investment, and disbursement of all City funds in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, along with generally accepted government accounting standards.

The Finance Department also has oversight responsibilities for budget management, debt management, income tax administration, utility billing, accounts payable/accounts receivable and payroll processing.

Financial Reports


City of Pickerington's Commitment to Transparency

Fairfield County Auditor's Office

Ohio State Auditor's Office

Property Taxes

Property Tax is based on the amount charged per $1,000 worth of taxable property value, also known as millage. Amounts collected for levies, other than general operating levies, must be used for those specific purposes stated in the levies. The Fairfield County Treasurer's office collects property taxes and the Fairfield County Auditor's office distributes those taxes to the appropriate entities noted below.

Home Value Model

$245,100* Appraised Home Value (Total Taxes - $4,764)

  • Pickerington Local School District - $2,606.87
  • Fairfield County - $823.47
  • Violet Township - $708.52
  • Pickerington City - $397.91
  • Eastland JVS - $150.12
  • Pickerington Library - $77.53

*Median Home Value (2022)

$228,600 Appraised Home Value

Financial Awards

The City of Pickerington has received the Auditor of State's "Award with Distinction" for outstanding commitment to the highest standards of financial reporting for the years 2005, 2006, and 2008 through 2022 due to the filing of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and having no audit citations.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Pickerington for its ACFR for the year ended December 31, 2022. This was the nineteenth year the City had filed a ACFR and received this reward. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized annual comprehensive financial report. This report must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.

Additionally, the City received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from GFOA for the City's 2022 Citizen's Report, a condensed, more user-friendly financial report intended to provide highlights of the City's financial condition. 2022 was the twelfth year the City completed the Popular Annual Financial Report and received this prestigious award.

Ohio Auditor of State's Award with Distinction - 2022

GFOA Award - ACFR 2022

GFOA Award - PAFR 2022

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