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About the Auditor
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Paul David Knipp was born and raised in Lawrence County Ohio, the son of a steelworker and a nurse. He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1993.

After High School, Paul went to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia where he graduated in 1997 with a degree in secondary education in comprehensive social studies.

After College, Paul taught five years in the Rock Hill School System. During his time teaching, Paul earned a Master's degree in educational administration from the University of Akron, graduating in 2001.

In2003, Paul embarked on a career change. He along with his wife April and oldest child relocated to the Commonwealth of Virginia to attend law school. Paul graduated from Regent University School of Law, a non-denominational Christian law school,in2006.

Paul was admitted to practice law in 2006 in Ohio and began his private law practice in2007. Paul is also admitted to practice in West Virginia (2007) and Kentucky (2009). Paul accepted a position as an assistant prosecutor in Jackson County Ohio in 2018, a position he held until his appointment to be Lawrence County's Auditor.

In2009, Paul was elected to the first of three terms to the Rock Hill Board of Education, where he served until being appointed to be Lawrence County Auditor in October 2019.

Paul and his wife April were married in 1998, they have three children. They are active Members of Mamre Baptist Church in Kitts Hill, Ohio.

County Employee
Information

CEBCO (Health Insurance)  - 

                2021 Lawrence County Health Insurance Presentation

                CEBCO Health Insurance Application

                CEBCO Change App for Health Insurance

                CEBCO Lawrence County Health Insurance Guide

                Lawrence County 2021 Option 2 Summary of Benefits

                Lawrence County 2021 Option 3 Summary of Benefits


METLIFE (Life, Vision, Dental, LTD Insurances)  -  

                Metlife Beneficiary Designation Form

                Metlife Enrollment Form

                Metlife Statement of Health

                Metlife Voluntary Life Insurance Rates 2021


AFLAC (Supplemental Policies)  -  

                AFLAC flier – Lawrence County 2020

                AFLAC for Lawrence County Employees


Click, for links to OPEN ENROLLMENT WEBINARS (broken link- remove?)

Cigarette License
Information

Cigarette Licenses

Any person engaging in the wholesale or retail business of trafficking in cigarettes within the state of Ohio is required to have a Cigarette Dealer's License. If cigarettes are being sold in your place of business and you do not have a license or your vending machine does not have one displayed, please contact your local County Auditor’s office at 740.533.4310. Cigarette licenses are to be displayed near the product being sold for easy inspection.


License Fee

A Cigarette Dealer’s License may be obtained at the County Auditor’s Office for a fee of $125.00 for a retail license. To obtain a retail cigarette dealer’s license you must also have a Vendor's License. The wholesale license is now sold directly by the State for a fee of $1,000.00.


License Location

The license does not authorize the licensee to engage in the business of trafficking cigarettes at any place in this state other than that specified by the County Auditor on the License. One license is good for only one location.

Any person who employs the use of a motor vehicle to convey a supply of cigarettes from place to place or for the purpose of offering such cigarettes for sale must obtain a license for each vehicle and in each county in which any such vehicle is used.

In the event that a business moves, or the business is sold, or an individual or partnership incorporates his own business, or a partnership or corporation is dissolved, the cigarette license issued to a dealer prior to the occurrence of any such event may not be used.


License Transferred

A cigarette dealer’s license (retail) may be transferred to a different business or person within the same county, by filing an application with the County Auditor's Office and payment of a $1.00 fee.


License Renewed

Retail Licenses are renewed on or before the fourth Monday in May through the County Auditor's Office. If the application is filed after the fourth Monday in May, the license fee required to be paid shall be prorated to the amount for the remainder of the license year. Wholesale Licenses are renewed directly by the State of Ohio.


If you have questions please call the Auditor's Office at 740.533.4310.

Financial Reports
Information
Monthly Financial Reports


2022

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January Cash Position ReportJanuary Expense ReportJanuary Revenue Report
February Cash Position Report
February Expense Report
February Revenue Report
March Cash Position Report
March Expense Report
March Revenue Report
April Cash Position Report
April Expense Report
April Revenue Report
May Cash Position Report
May Expense Report
May Revenue Report
June Cash Position Report
June Expense Report
June Revenue Report
July Cash Position Report
July Expense Report
July Revenue Report


2021

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January Cash Position ReportJanuary Expense ReportJanuary Revenue Report
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March Cash Position ReportMarch Expense ReportMarch Revenue Report
April Cash Position ReportApril Expense ReportApril Revenue Report
May Cash Position ReportMay Expense ReportMay Revenue Report
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June Expense Report
June Revenue Report
July Cash Position Report
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August Cash Position Report
August Expense Report
August Revenue Report
September Cash Position Report
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September Revenue Report
October Cash Position Report
October Expense Report
October Revenue Report
November Cash Position Report
November Expense Report
November Revenue Report
December Cash Position Report
December Expense Report
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2020

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January Cash Position ReportJanuary Expense ReportJanuary Revenue Report
February Cash Position ReportFebruary Expense ReportFebruary Revenue Report
March Cash Position ReportMarch Expense ReportMarch Revenue Report
April Cash Position ReportApril Expense ReportApril Revenue Report
May Cash Position ReportMay Expense ReportMay Revenue Report
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July Cash Position Report
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August Cash Position Report
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September Cash Position Report
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October Cash Position Report
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November Cash Position Report
November Expense Report
November Revenue Report
December Cash Position Report
December Expense Report
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Annual Cash Position Reports:

Vendor's Licenses
Information

Vendor's Licenses

Every Ohio retailer (vendor) making taxable retail sales must obtain a vendor’s license, collect sales tax, file tax returns with payment of tax collected and maintain complete records of transactions.

Effective September 6, 2012 H.B. 508 amended Ohio Revised Code 5739.17 to reduce the types of vendor’s licenses to regular county and transient. The Department of Taxation will no longer issue service or deliver licenses.


Regular Vendor’s License

Issued by the County Auditor to vendors with a fixed place of business in Ohio. Vendors must have one regular vendor license for each sales location. Application fee of $25.00 – No Annual Renewal


Transient Vendor’s License

Issued by the Ohio Department of Taxation to vendors who transport stock of goods to temporary places of business or exhibits in a county where they have no fixed place of business in order to make sales. Application fee of $25.00 – No Annual Renewal


Dept of Taxation Vendor Licenses


Is A Vendor's License Transferable?

You must have an active regular vendor’s license for each fixed place of business from which taxable retail sales are made. A regular vendor's license, which is issued by the County Auditor to cover a fixed place of business, may be transferred from one existing business location to another when you move an existing business to a new location within the same county. If the business location is being moved to a different county, a new regular vendor’s license must be obtained from the County Auditor of the different county. A vendor who is moving an existing business to a new location within the same county and wishes to transfer the existing regular vendor’s license must submit a transfer application. These applications can be obtained at the County Auditor’s Office, 740-533-4310, or at the Ohio Department of Taxation, 1.800.282.1782. If approved, the Department of Taxation will update its file, issue a transfer license, and advise the County Auditor. There is no fee for transferring a regular vendor’s license from one location to another within the same county.

Any change in ownership (sole proprietor to partnership, partnership to corporation, corporation to sole proprietor, partnership to sole proprietor, etc) requires a new license.

A change in mailing address does not require a new license.

If you are required to obtain a new vendor’s license due to a change in ownership or location, a final return must be filed within fifteen days of the last day of business under the original vendor's license.


How Do I Cancel A Vendor's License?

If a vendor stops making taxable retail sales, a final return must be filed and all taxes must be paid within 15 days of the final sale. Vendors must complete the space provided on the final return, indicating the last day of business.


Filing Sales Tax Returns Online With The State

Ohio Business Gateway

Download the Blanket Exemption Certificate

List of Active Vendors



If you have questions regarding the transfer of an existing license or the requirement to obtain a new vendor’s license, please call the Ohio Department of Taxation Registration at 1-888-405-4039

Board of Revision
Information and Forms

Forms:

DTE Form 1 - Complaint Against the Valuation of Real Property

DTE Form 1 - Complaint Against the Valuation of Real Property (Fillable)

Board of Revision Presenting Your Case

Board of Revision Rules of Practice and Procedure


The Board of Revision includes the Lawrence County Auditor, the Lawrence County Treasurer, and a member of the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners.

Taxpayers may petition the Board of Revision to seek a review of their Real Property Valuation (both residential and commercial). To file a "Complaint Against The Valuation of Real Property" the Ohio Department of Taxation provides that DTE Form 1 must be filed with the County Auditor between January 1st and March 31st. After the Board reviews these petitions the Taxpayers will be notified of the Board's decision regarding their valuation, or scheduled for a formal hearing for a more detailed review.

In addition, since public education in the State of Ohio is currently financed by property taxes, local boards of education can file counter-complaints against taxpayer complaints as well as file original complaints for value increases.


The Board of Revision's responsibilities include:

  • Providing forms for complaint filing.
  • Notifying the appropriate parties of the hearings and decisions.
  • Arbitrating complaints by a quorum of two.

If you have questions regarding the Board of Revision Program please call the Lawrence County Auditor's Office at (740) 533-4310.



Your Home. Your Value. A simplified approach to understanding your country's home valuation process

Development Permits
Links

Development Permits:


Obtain an Address:

http://www.lawrenceswcd.com/house-numbering.html


Lawrence County Floodplain Permit:

http://www.lawrenceswcd.com/floodplain-management.html


Lawrence County Planning Commission:

http://www.lawrenceswcd.com/planning-commission.html


Lawrence County Commercial Building Department:

http://www.lawrenceswcd.com/commercial-building-department.html


Lawrence County Storm Water Management:

http://lawrenceswcd.com/storm-water-management.html


Lawrence Economic Development Corporation:

https://www.ledcorp.org/

School Districts
Duplicates
PDF Archive

The Lawrence County Auditor's Office has provided the auditor's duplicates in PDF format for your convenience. Adobe Reader is required to view the duplicates.

1850-1859

1860-1869

1880-1889

1890-1899

1900-1909

1910-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

Press Releases
Press Releases

Lawrence County’s 2022 Top Dog Contest Winner Announced

December 10, 2021

SOUTH POINT - Mia, the Great Dane owned by South Point Elementary 4th Grader, Ella Spaulding, has been named Lawrence County’s Top Dog for 2022 in a contest sponsored by the Lawrence County Auditor’s Office.

Lawrence County Auditor, Paul David Knipp presented the “Top Dog” trophy at a ceremony on Monday, December 6, 2022 at South Point Elementary School.

In an effort to increase participation in dog licensing in Lawrence County, the Auditor’s Office sponsored a contest for Lawrence County children in the 3rd, 4th or 5th Grade to nominate a special dog to be named “LAWRENCE COUNTY’S TOP DOG for 2022.”

Participating schools this year were Dawson Bryant Elementary, Fairland Elementary, South Point Elementary, St. Lawrence Elementary, and Symmes Valley Elementary.

Nearly 100 children throughout the county entered the contest by submitting a brief hand-written essay explaining why their dog should be considered the “TOP DOG” in Lawrence County.  The Auditor’s Office then judged the entries submitted.

Lawrence County Auditor, Paul David Knipp, said “This contest is a fun way to increase dog tag sales in Lawrence County, and it also helps kids show pride in their pet by being responsible dog owners.”

“I really appreciate the kids who took time to submit an essay.  We have some great dogs in Lawrence County.  It is fun to hear what young owners have to say about their dogs.”

·         2022 Dog Tags are on sale now through the end of January at the Auditor’s Office. Tags are also available at our remote vendors listed at: https://www.lawrencecountyauditor.org/media/10868/2022-dog-tag-vendors.pdf

Tags at the auditor’s office cost $16 for the year. At the other locations, the cost is $17.

Tags may also be purchased online at this website: http://www.doglicenses.us/oh/lawrence/

  

Lawrence County’s 2022 Top Dog Contest Results

Lawrence County’s 2022 Top Dog:   

Ella Spaulding, South Point Elementary School



 

Lawrence County’s 2022 Top Dog Runner Up:

Kyle Lucas, Fairland Elementary School

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