Tax Information

Property Taxes

Property taxes are collected by Cuyahoga County. Westlake residents will pay approximately $2,080 per $100,000 of market value for residential properties for the 2020 tax year (collected in 2021). For business and commercial properties, the rate is $2,520 per $100,000 in market value. For real property information, contact the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer's office at 216-443-7010.

City Income Tax

Westlake has a 1.5% income tax, which is collected by and paid to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). Westlake's tax rate is one of the lowest within Cuyahoga County. All residents are required to file a tax return with RITA each year for income earned in the previous year. A 100% credit is granted for income tax paid to a community outside of Westlake to the extent that the taxes paid to such other community equal or exceed the taxes calculated as due to Westlake. 

IMPORTANT: The filing deadline has been extended to May 17, 2021.

Westlake City Taxes Online

Westlake City Tax may be filed online. Forms for payment of city income tax are available from the Regional Income Tax Agency. Forms and/or information regarding income tax are also directly available from the RITA at 440-526-0900.

If You Receive a RITA Non-Filing Letter

If you receive a non-filing letter from the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), please see the following steps for submitting your tax return information to the agency online, by mail or by fax:

  • Taxpayers can e-file returns at:
  • Returns can be submitted by mail or fax using the address and fax number listed below:

Attn: Compliance Department 198
Regional Income Tax Agency
PO BOX 470538
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-0538 OR Faxing to: 440-922-3510

If you have questions or concerns, you may contact RITA during normal business hours using the following numbers:  

NOTE: Please do not submit documents directly to any of RITA’s offices, to any specific individual at RITA or to any address or fax number that you may use for other RITA correspondence as this will result in a delay in processing of the documents and could also result in the taxpayer receiving an unnecessary subpoena.