Finances

Lucas County Children Services operations are funded largely (51%) by two property tax levies that are periodically placed before voters for re-approval. Thirty-five percent of the agency’s revenue comes from the Federal government, largely in the form of adoption reimbursements. LCCS receives about 12 percent of its funding from the State of Ohio, and the remaining one percent from other sources.

As of 2020, LCCS had an operating budget of approximately $47 million.

2020 LCCS Revenue Sources

2020 Financial Chart
2020 Revenue
Levy 51% $27,046,929
Federal 35% $18,534,325
State 12% $6,281,130
Other 1% $709,097
TOTAL REVENUE 100% $52,571,480

Total revenue increased by over $3.9 million in 2020; an increase of eight percent from 2019. Revenue increased from all sources. Levy funding remained the largest source of revenue at 51 percent, followed by federal funding at 35 percent.

2020 Expense
Salaries & Benefits $27,826,093
Placement Costs $11,109,645
Child Welfare Contracts $334,280
Daycare $1,415,794
Other Client Costs $1,248,086
Intergovernmental Contracts $2,333,394
Other Contracts $210,550
Other Operating Cost $2,802,256
TOTAL EXPENSE $47,280,101

Levy A

Year Rate Type For Against Result
2020 (Nov.3) 1.8 Mills 1.80 mill Renewal
(5 yrs.)
136,836
(70.3%)
57,863
(29.7%)
Passed
2016 (Nov. 8) 1.8 Mills 1.4 mill Renewal +
.4 Mill Increase
117,383
(61.99%)
71,961
(38.01%)
Passed
2014 (Nov. 4) 1.85 Mills 1.4 mill Renewal
+ .35 Mill Increase
50,346
(48.5%)
53,405
(51.5%)
Failed
2011 (Nov. 8) 1.0 Mills 5-Year Renewal 83,070
(67%)
41,198
(33%)
Passed
2008 (Nov. 4) 1.0 Mills 5-Year Replacement 127,210
(66%)
65,788
(34%)
Passed
2003 (Nov. 4) 1.0 Mills 5-Year
Replacement / Reduction
59,522
(59.9%)
39,929
(40.1%)
Passed
1998* (Nov. 3) 1.25 Mills 5-Year Replacement 84,258
(69%)
37,934
(31%)
Passed
1993 (Nov. 2) 1.25 Mills 5-Year Renewal 75,500
(70.7%)
31,332
(29.3%)
Passed
1988 (Nov. 8) 1.25 Mills 5-Year Additional 85,295
(56.1%)
66,630
(43.9%)
Passed
1982 (Nov. 2) 1.5 Mills 5-Year Renewal 82,842
(53.9%)
49,353
(46.1%)
Passed
1977 (Nov. 8) 1.5 Mills 5-Year Renewal 118,368
(76.6%)
36,248
(23.4%)
Passed
1972 (Nov. 7) 1.5 Mills 5-Year Renewal 108,005
(65.8%)
56,035
(34.2%)
Passed
1968 (Nov. 5) 1.5 Mills 5-Year Additional 75,861
(50.4%)
74,666
(49.6%)
Passed
1967 (Nov. 7) 1.5 Mills 5-Year Additional 41,665
(37.3%)
70,034
(62.7%)
Failed

*The 1998 levy replaced the 1982 levy, which was generating revenue based on 1969 property valuations. Because it was based on current property values, the reduced rate of 1.25 mills actually yielded more revenue than its 1.5 mills predecessor.

Levy B

Year Rate Type For Against Result
2018 (Nov. 6) 1.85 Mills 10-Year Renewal 107,547
(71/8%)
42,237
(28.2%)
Passed
2012*** (Nov. 6) 1.85 Mills 5-Year Renewal w/Increase 108,520
(55.23%)
87,966
(44.77%)
Passed
2006 (Nov. 7) 1.4 Mills Renewal 89,386
(63.49%)
51,409
(36.51%)
Passed
2001 (Nov. 6) 1.4 Mills 5-Year
Replacement / Reduction
68,448
(70.9%)
28,075
(29.1%)
Passed
1996 (Nov. 5) 2.25 Mills 5-Year Renewal 105,961
(71.1%)
42,999
(28.9%)
Passed
1991* (Nov. 5) 2.25 Mills 5-Year Additional 63,182
(53%)
56,116
(47%)
Passed
1986** (May 6) 1.5 Mills 5-Year Additional 27,227
(57.7%)
19,957
(42.3%)
Passed
1981 (Nov. 3) 1.0 Mills 5-Year Additional 71,305
(63.4%)
41,170
(36.6%)
Passed

*The 1991 levy replaced the 1986 levy with an additional 0.75 mills.

**The 1986 levy replaced the 1981 levy with an additional 0.5 mills.

*** Voters in 2012 approved a levy renewal and increase originally scheduled for the 2013 ballot to go into effect in 2014.

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