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NOTICE TO OAK HARBOR INCOME TAX FILERS FOR 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA) will begin collecting municipal income tax for the Village of Oak Harbor.  RITA will be responsible for the administration and collection of all income taxes and will serve as an Agent of the Village of Oak Harbor in this capacity.  RITA offers residents and businesses ePayment and free eFiling capabilities. 

After January 1, 2020, all Village of Oak Harbor tax forms and tax payments, for current and prior years, are to be sent to RITA.  We encourage you to utilize RITA'S electronic filing and payment system as it is secure, simple and fast to use.  For those wishing to utilize the standard mail, the remittance address for our secured lockbox center is:  RITA   P.O. Box 477900   Broadview Heights, Ohio  44147-7900

Checks or money orders should be payable to the Regional Income Tax Authority or RITA.  Please include your account number.

Village of Oak Harbor residents will receive a 2019 individual postcard filing reminder by the end of January 2020.  Business Accounts will receive 2020 Withholding forms and a 2019 Net Profit postcard filing reminder by the end of January 2020.  Estimated payments for the tax year 2019 not paid or paid late will not be charged penalty and interest during the first year.

If you already have an existing account with RITA and are already remitting withholding taxes for another RITA municipality, simply add the Oak Harbor withholding tax payment to the RITA Form 11.  For individual and business forms, plus eFile and ePayment services, visit www.ritaohio.com or call 800-860-7482.



The CURBSIDE BRUSH PICKUP PROGRAM is a service that is provided with no taxes or user fees charged to  support its operation.  The original intent of the program was to dispose of limbs and branches  downed by storms or natural tree pruning.  We have seen entire trees cut, landscaping debris and  garden waste put out for collection.  The Village can no longer support the magnitude of this type of  service and not charge for the operation of it.  This service costs the Village in excess of $75,000 per  year.  Therefore, the Village will only collect branches and limbs downed by winds or natural pruning as  part of its curbside service.  If you have a tree removed, have your contractor take the brush as well.  Once  the Christiansen Road property is reclaimed and authorization is granted by the Ohio EPA, a green waste transfer site may be erected for green waste disposal. ( Posted 04/14/2015, 03/27/2018)

VILLAGE AUCTION:  VISIT   WWW.GOVDEALS.COM
or go to Government tab and click on GovDeals

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CURBSIDE LEAF PICKUP (Begins approximately during the month of October each year):
Village crews have begun curbside leaf pickup.  Please rake leaves to the edge of the pavement in rows (not piles).  Please contact Public Works Department with questions at (419) 898-1823.  Pickup will continue as weather allows.  (Posted 11/01/2017,03/27/2018)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:   For more information go the "Government" tab and click on "Employment Opportunities".

VILLAGE INCOME TAX FORMS:
Effective January 1, 2016,  Individual and Estimated Quarterly Income Tax forms will only be available online or at the Village offices.  Many area municipalities are taking advantage of technology, which reduces the cost of printing and mailing of forms.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Income Tax office at (419) 898-1611 or the Fiscal Officer at (419) 898-5561 Ext. 1004.

OTTAWA COUNTY DOG LICENSES:
Dog tags are available at the Oak Harbor Police Department for $20.00 per dog.  The licenses are available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.  For additional information go Ottawa County web site at www.co.ottawa.oh.us (Dog Warden Tab)

ZONING REMINDER:  Zoning permits are required for a variety of situations such as new homes, signs, fences, sheds and swimming pools.  Call (419) 898-5561 for information.  Zoning permit applications and the zoning code  are available online.