Homestead Exemptions

Questions?

PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY AUDITOR’S HOMESTEAD DIVISION

937-521-1862

Sign up Period:

  • File with the County Auditor between January 01, 2020 through December 31, 2020 for Real Property and Mobile Homes

Bethany Moehn – Homestead

Phone: (937) 521-1862

Email: Contact Bethany

Homestead Exemption Qualifications:

The homestead program is designed to provide a tax credit to qualifying citizens. To receive the reduction, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The homeowner must own and occupy the home as their primary residence as of January 1st of the year in which they apply.
  • Be at least 65 years of age or older by December 31st in the year in which they apply, be permanently and totally disabled as of January 1st, OR be the surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the homestead exemption at the time of death. The surviving spouse must be at least 59 years old on the date of their spouse’s death.
  • Have a “modified adjusted gross income” (which is comprised of Ohio Adjusted Gross Income on Line 3 plus busi­ness income on line 11 from the State Return) of $33,600 or less for the income tax year 2019 if filing a 2020 homestead application and for late filers for the 2019 homestead credit the Ohio Adjusted Gross Income must be $32,800 or less for the 2018 Income tax year.

Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Qualifications: 

The disabled veteran homestead program is designed to provide a tax credit to qualifying citizens. To receive the reduction, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The homeowner must own and occupy the home as their primary residence as of January 1st of the year in which they apply.
  • Be honorably discharged from the military.
  • Have a 100% disability rating or 100% compensation rating with individual unemployability, for service-connected disabilities.

(Surviving spouses may also qualify. See application for details.)

Forms

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

For anyone who is eligible to apply for the first time in 2020 and/or was eligible in 2019 but missed the deadline.

Transferring Homestead

For anyone who was on the Homestead prior to 2020 and has moved to a new residence. You must have owned and occupied your new home prior to January 1, 2020 in order to transfer your Homestead. Anyone moving during 2020 must wait until after January 1, 2021 to apply for a transfer.

Income Addendum

Income addendum is required to verify income for any applicant that did not file income taxes for the preceding year.

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.