Homestead Exemptions




Sign up Period:

  • File with the County Auditor between January 01, 2019 through December 31, 2019 for Real Property parcels.  For Mobile Home parcels file with the County Auditor between January 01, 2019 through June 03, 2019,

Bethany Moehn – Homestead

Phone: (937) 521-1862

Email: Contact Bethany


  • The homestead program is designed to provide tax credit to citizens who are at least 65 years of age or turning 65 in the year in which they   apply or permanently and totally disabled.  To qualify for the program, a homeowner must:
  • Own and occupy the home as their primary residence as of January 01 of the year in which they apply;


  • Applicants must have an adjusted gross income (line 3 of the Ohio Income Tax Return) of $32,800 or less for the income tax year 2018 if filing a 2019 homestead application and for late filers for the 2018 homestead credit the adjusted gross income must be $32,200 or less for the 2017 Income tax year and meet one of the requirements below:
    • Turning 65 years of age by December 31 of the year of the application, or over 65; or
    • Be permanently and totally disable as of January 01 of the year of application. ** NOTE** must include appropriate paperwork; OR
    • Be the surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the homestead exemption at the time of death and the surviving spouse must be at least 59 years old on the date of  death of their spouse.


Qualify 100% Disabled Veterans & Surviving Spouses Homestead for veterans with 100% disability rating or 100% compensation rating with individual unemployability, that are service-connected disabilities.  Surviving spouses may also qualify.  See application for details.


Homestead Exemption Application for Senior Citizens, Disabled Person and Surviving Spouses

For anyone who is eligible to apply for the first time in 2019 and/or was eligible in 2018 but missed the deadline.

Transferring Homestead

For anyone who was on the Homestead prior to 2019 and has moved to a new residence. You must have owned and occupied your new home prior to January 1, 2019 in order to transfer your Homestead. Anyone moving during 2019 must wait until after January 1, 2020 to apply for a transfer.

Newly Expanded Homestead Exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans & Surviving Spouses

Homestead Exemption for Disabled Veterans with 100% total disability rating or 100% Compensation Rating with individual unemployability. Surviving Spouses may also be eligible.

Certificate of Disability for the Homestead Exemption

To be completed in lieu of acceptable State or Federal Disability and is to accompany Form 1 DTE 105A if no State or Federal Disability is available.