101 West Main Street | St. Clairsville, OH 43950 | Phone: 740-699-2130
Welcome to the Belmont County Auditor’s website! The Belmont County Auditor exercises all powers and performs all duties vested in or imposed by general law upon county auditors. The County was established on September 7, 1801. Belmont County was the ninth county formed from the Northwest Territory. Farming, coal and steel drove the economy in the 1900’s. Today, the economy is service oriented while farming, coal and steel are still a integral part of the economy.
The County encompasses sixteen townships, six fire districts, two cities, and fourteen villages. The City of St. Clairsville is the County seat. The County encompasses 534 square miles. Situated on the Ohio River it is readily accessible by means of Interstate Routes 70 and 470, United States Routes 40 and 250, and sixteen state highways.
As the chief disbursing agent, fiscal officer, and tax assessor, the County Auditor is responsible for issuing warrants for liabilities incurred by the County it’s departments and agencies. The auditor’s office is responsible for the preparation of the County payroll, maintaining all financial records and reports, and establishing taxing rates for manufactured homes, personal property and real estate. Once collected, tax receipts are distributed to the appropriate city, village, township, fire district, or school district in accordance with the legally adopted rates. The County Auditor also serves as the sealer of weights and measures and as the licensing agent for certain licenses required by Ohio law.
It is the duty of the Auditor to perform professionally the statutory duties of County Auditor with integrity, independence, and a spirit of innovation. We strive to provide our services with outstanding customer service while providing the public with access to accurate and reliable public information.
Please also feel free to contact our office regarding related questions. Residents can contact our office at 740-699-2130.
Belmont County Auditor
Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm