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Homestead Exemption

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The Homestead Exemption is available to homeowners who are 65 years or older, or those under the age of 65 who are totally and permanently disabled. With the Homestead Exemption, property is taxed at $25,000 less than its appraised value. This tax reduction provides an average savings of $535 per year, depending on your taxing district.

To qualify, you must be the owner of the home or manufactured home, and it must be your primary residence on January 1 for the tax year you apply. Applicants may apply for Homestead Exemption in the year they turn 65 as long as they own and occupy the house as of January 1 of the year they file. Due to the recent passage of Ohio House Bill 59, applicants are subject to a means test. Eligible applicants must not have a total household income over $30,500 per year, which includes the Ohio adjusted gross income of the owner and the owner's spouse.

For more information about the Homestead Exemption, please download the form below or call (330)643-2661.

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Homestead Exemption application form for those over 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled
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Homestead Exemption


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