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Ohio Republican Party's headquarters is on a list of tax liens

Ohio Republican Party headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
Karen Kasler
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Statehouse News Bureau
Ohio Republican Party headquarters, Columbus, Ohio

The Franklin County Treasurer's office listed the OPR's headquarters on the list of liens to be sold on November 1, 2021 because of missed and delinquent property tax payments.

The Ohio Republican Party's headquarters, at the corner of 5th and Rich streets in downtown Columbus, appeared on the list of liens for sale next month because taxes on it had not been paid in full on it. Franklin County Treasurer spokesman Bob Vitale says properties on that list have been in arrears for a while.

"If someone has a debt for more than 18 months, the property becomes eligible to go into that sale. "

Vitale says the Ohio Republican Party didn't pay taxes for the second half of 2019, didn't pay any taxes in 2020, and didn't pay taxes for the first half of this calendar year. The ORP paid a total of $48,938.01 in August but still owed a total of $3501.92 in outstanding fees and assessments.

ORP property tax payment August 2021
Ohio Republican Party
ORP property tax payment August 2021

I contacted the party this morning to see why it was on the list. Vitale says payment for $3501.92 was made around 1:30 p.m. today, a couple of hours after I had first contacted the party. Vitale says today's payment means the party's tax bill is now up to date.

Statement from Tricia McLaughlin, Ohio Republican Party
Tricia McLaughlin, Ohio Republican Party
Statement from Tricia McLaughlin, Ohio Republican Party
Statement from Matt Keyes, Ohio Democratic Party
Matt Keyes, Ohio Democratic Party
Statement from Matt Keyes, Ohio Democratic Party

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.