Property tax rates in Solon will increase only slightly in 2013, according to a database produced in the Plain Dealer.
While property values in Cuyahoga County plummeted in most communities after the recent revaluation,
That means the rate, which is usually adjusted to make sure governments can bring in the same amount of money, only increased slightly.
According to the Plain Dealer, Solon homeowners will pay $2,265 per $100,000 of home value in their 2013 tax bills, up from $2,224 per $100,000 last year.
While this year's increase is only slight, the general trend has been higher and higher taxes each year for Solon property owners. Bills in 2010 were $2,003 per $100,000.
These property taxes are used to fund a variety of governmental functions, including the schools, county government, city government and others.
Here's a complete breakdown from the Plain Dealer's coverage:Government Tax Per $100,000 Approx. Percentage Solon Schools 1,516 67% Cuyahoga County $405 18% City of Solon $112 5% Cuyahoga Community College $95 4% Cuyahoga County Library $77 3% Cleveland Metroparks $57 2.5% Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority $3 <1% TOTAL $2,265 100%
Visit the Plain Dealer to search the database for tax info on any community in Northeast Ohio. The newspaper also has a detailed breakdown, which breaks down where your tax money is spent in even greater detail.