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.
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.
$245,100* Appraised Home Value (Total Taxes - $4,764)
*Median Home Value (2022)
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 2021 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, 2021. This was the eighteenth 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 2021 Citizen's Report, a condensed, more user-friendly financial report intended to provide highlights of the City's financial condition. 2021 was the eleventh year the City completed the Popular Annual Financial Report and received this prestigious award.