Departments

Village of West Lafayette Elected Officials

Village of West Lafayette Elected Officials

     Stephen R. Bordenkircher, Mayor PHONE: 740-545-6327

EMAIL: sbordenkircher@westlafayettevillage.com

Council Members

 

Ronald Lusk PHONE: 740-545-7335 EMAIL: ronaldlusk@westlafayettevillage.com

Rich Wheeler 740-610-3373 EMAIL: rwheeler@westlafayettevillage.com

Tim Cheney 740-545-9992 EMAIL: tcheney@westlafayettevillage.com

Craig Bordenkircher 740-545-5048 EMAIL: cbordenkircher@westlafayettevillage.com

Christie Maurer PHONE: 740-545-9370 EMAIL: cmaurer@westlafayettevillage.com

Bo Fortune PHONE: 740-502-2828 EMAIL: bfortune@westlafayettevillage.com

Administration

Administration

Village Administrator: Tom Grier  PHONE: 740-545-5434 

EMAIL: tomgrier@coshoctoncounty.net

Chief of Police: Stephen Klopfenstein  PHONE: 740-545-6324

EMAIL: stephenklopfenstein@coshoctoncounty.net

Office Manager: Shannon Hains  PHONE: 740-545-7834  

EMAIL: shannonhains@coshoctoncounty.net

Village Fiscal Officer/ Tax Administrator: Sara Warne   PHONE: 740-545-6541

  EMAIL: sarawarne@coshoctoncounty.net

Fire Chief: Glenn Hill PHONE: 740-575-2371

TAXATION

 

* Special Notice Per the Regional Income Tax Agency and Fiscal Officer 

Effective October 1, 2017. the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) will begin collecting municipal income tax for the Village of West Lafayette. The Village of West Lafayette chose the Regional Income Tax Agency for its ability to offer residents and businesses free eFiling, free ePayment capabilities and to maximize the Village's tax collection efforts. RITA will be responsible for the administration and collection of all income taxes and will serve as an agent of the Village of West Lafayette in this capacity. After October 1, 2017, all Village of West Lafayette tax payments and tax forms should be sent directly to RITA. Electronic filing and payment is simple, free and encouraged. The system will be available for use beginning November 14, 2017. For those wishing to utilize mail, the remittance address for RITA's secured lockbox center is:

RITA

P.O. Box 477900

Broadview Hts, Ohio 44147-7900

 

Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Regional Income Tax Agency or RITA. Your new account number is listed on the welcome letter being mailed. Please include the account number on all payments and correspondence. Please call RITA's customer service representatives at 800-860-7482 or Fiscal Officer Sara Warne at 740-545-6541 if you do not receive a welcome letter (by October 1, 2017) or if you have any questions regarding your Village of West Lafayette Income Tax. Please note that RITA can only answer general questions from October 1, 2017 through October 17, 2017. RITA will be able to answer account specific questions effective October 18, 2017.

If you have an existing account with RITA and are already remitting withholding taxes for another RITA municipality, simply add the West Lafayette withholding tax payment to the RITA Form 11. 

Visit RITA's website at www.ritaohio.com for individual forms, plus Efile and EPayment services.

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The Village of West Lafayette strives to save tax dollars. Tax forms will no longer be mailed but will be available at the following locations in addition to the village's website:

The Village Administration Office located at 113 East Railroad Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845

The West Lafayette Branch Library located at 601 East Main Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845

The West Lafayette Post Office located at 501 West Main Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845

 

The Village of West Lafayette’s Municipal Income Tax Rate is 1.5%

Mailing Address:

Village of West Lafayette

Attn: Tax Department

P.O. Box 175

West Lafayette, OH 43845

Telephone: 740-545-6541

Email:sarawarne@coshoctoncounty.net

Hours

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Closed on Holidays

Income Tax Laws- (Click Number or Title to View)

2016-44 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX CODE FOR THE VILLAGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY  

CHAPTER 802 MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX

2015-17 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REAFFIRM & PRESERVE CHAPTER 801 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE, STATE OF OHIO REGARDING MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX AND CREATE A NEW CHAPTER 802, INCOME TAX ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016, REFLECTING MANDATORY AMENDMENTS REQUIRED BY HOUSE BILL 5

2012-21 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE INCOME TAX ORDINANCE FOR THE VILLAGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO, CODIFYING THE NEW ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY 

Who Needs to File

*If you are a resident 18 years of age or older, mandatory filing is required for all qualifying income.

*If you are a non-resident 18 years of age or older and have qualifying income within Village of West Lafayette limits & Village of West Lafayette income taxes have not been paid or withheld.

*If you own and/or operate a business within the Village of West Lafayette.

*If you earn qualifying income from a business or pass-through entity for work done or services performed within village limits.

*If you own rental property within Village of West Lafayette limits.

Please refer to the most recent Income Tax Ordinance for an explanation of taxable income.

Tax Credit

Residents of the Village of West Lafayette receive a 1.5% credit on taxes paid to other municipalities.

Estimated Tax Payments

Every taxpayer shall make a declaration of estimated taxes for the current tax year if the amount payable as estimated taxes is at least $200.00.

Penalty and Interest

Interest Rate-the federal short-term rate (rounded) plus five percent (5%).

Calendar Year

Monthly Interest Rate

Yearly Interest Rate

2017

0.50%

6.00%

2016

0.42%

5.00%

A $25.00 per month penalty (or fraction thereof) up to $150.00 for failure to file-includes all but estimated payment returns.

A 15% penalty on late payment of income and estimated taxes.

A 50% penalty on the amount of withholding payment paid late.

Extensions

Please refer to section 802.094 of Ordinance 2016-44-Chapter 802.

Business Withholding Due Dates

 

Frequency

Tax Withheld Monthly

Due Date

Quarterly

Less than $200

last day of the following month

Monthly

$200 or more

by the 15th day of the following month

Payments must be postmarked by the due date.

Please refer to section 802.05 of Ordinance 2016-44-Chapter 802 for further business withholding guidance.

Ohio Business Gateway Payments

Employers can pay their Village of West Lafayette Withholding Tax payments through the State of Ohio's Ohio Business Gateway.
http://www.business.ohio.gov/  (Click to log onto the Ohio Business Gateway)

Ohio Revised Code Section 718   http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/718

 

Police Department

Police Department

Police Chief: Stephen Klopfenstein

Address: 116 North Kirk Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845
Phone:(740) 545-6324
Dial 911 for emergencies!

Fire Department

Fire Department
Fire Chief: Glenn Hill 
Volunteers: 20

100 N Orchard Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845

Telephone: (740) 575-2371
Fax: (740) 545-7736               
Dial 911 for emergencies!

Water & Sewer

Zoning