605 W. 4th St.
Lorain, OH 44052
Phone: (440) 204-1002
Fax: (440) 204-1006
The City of Lorain Does Not Accept Electronically Filed Tax Returns.  
The office will be closed all day on Tuesday Dec 6th, 2016 and Wednesday December 7th, 2016 due to the staff having a 2 day Ohio User Training with our software provider. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Please use our drop-off box and the link below to make payments.

2016-4th qtr estimates were mailed as of November 23, 2016. This was a second notice that was mailed in regards to your 2016 declaration of estimates.  July 2016 all vouchers were mailed to anyone who had a tax liability of $199.99 or more.



Online Payments:

We now accept online payments. Your balance due will not be available until your return has been processed. Balances are current as of 12/2/16. Please click on the link below:

 Please make sure you have your File # when accessing the online payments.

Tax Rate:
Lorain’s tax rate is 2.5% (effective January 1, 2013)

Ohio Business Gateway:

Employers have the option of making Lorain city withholding tax reports and payments via the Ohio Business Gateway. For more information, please visit the Ohio Business Gateway’s website at or contact our office at (440) 204-1002.


Declaration of Estimated Tax:
Estimated tax payments are required by the City of Lorain if the tax liability exceeds $199.99. These payments are due as follows:
First quarter - April 15th
Second Quarter - June 15th
Third Quarter - Sept. 15th
Fourth Quarter - Dec. 15th
Non-payment of estimated taxes may result in penalty and interest being charged.
Important Income Tax Notice:
Pursuant to the passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 5 in December, 2014, new State mandated municipal income tax guidelines have been established, effective with tax years beginning January 1, 2016. Chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code can be found at : . Please reference this document to determine how the new, State mandated, changes effect your municipal taxable income.
Important information on Paper and Electronic Media W-2 Reporting Requirements at the following link:
Mission Statement:
  • To administrate and collect taxes on behalf of the City of Lorain as directed by the city ordinance efficiently and accurately.
  • To provide a high level of service while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
Terri Soto-Treasurer

Staff Members


Tami Dziak-Income Tax Clerk


Malixza Molina-Income Tax Clerk


Yoli Maldonado-Income Tax Clerk


Nellie Thomas-Income Tax Clerk


Pam Tremaine-Deputy Treasurer


Phil Dore-Field Investigator