(A) A municipal corporation that has declared an improvement to be a public purpose under section 5709.40 or 5709.41 of the Revised Code may require the owner of any structure located on the parcel to make annual service payments in lieu of taxes to the county treasurer on or before the final dates for payment of real property taxes. Each such payment shall be charged and collected in the same manner and in the same amount as the real property taxes that would have been charged and payable against the improvement if it were not exempt from taxation. If any reduction in the levies otherwise applicable to such exempt property is made by the county budget commission under section 5705.31 of the Revised Code, the amount of the service payment in lieu of taxes shall be calculated as if such reduction in levies had not been made.
(B) Moneys collected as service payments in lieu of taxes shall be distributed at the same time and in the same manner as real property tax payments. However, subject to division (C) of this section or section 5709.913 of the Revised Code, the entire amount so collected shall be distributed to the municipal corporation in which the improvement is located. If an ordinance adopted under section 5709.40 or 5709.41 of the Revised Code specifies that service payments shall be paid to the city, local, or exempted village school district in which the improvements are located, the county treasurer shall distribute the portion of the service payments to that school district in an amount equal to the property tax payments the school district would have received from the portion of the improvements exempted from taxation had the improvements not been exempted, as directed in the ordinance. The treasurer shall maintain a record of the service payments in lieu of taxes made from property in each municipal corporation.
(C) If annual service payments in lieu of taxes are required under this section, the county treasurer shall distribute to the appropriate taxing authorities the portion of the service payments that represents payments required under division (F) of section 5709.40 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996; 06-09-2004; 03-30-2006