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The homestead exemption is a valuable tax reduction providing Summit County homeowners an average savings of $535 per year. With homestead, eligible homeowners receive an exemption on the first $25,000 of appraised value from taxation for a single family home. Eligible Military Veterans receive an additional exemption on the first $50,000 of appraised value from taxation for a single family home. For more information about the Homestead Exemption, download an application below or call (330)643-2661.

Who qualifies for the Homestead Exemption?

  • Homeowners over the age of 65
  • Homeowners, under the age of 65, who are permanently and totally disabled
  • Military veterans who are evaluated at 100% disability from a service-connected disability
  • Homeowners already receiving the Homestead Exemption, who have recently changed residences

Homeowners over the age of 65:

  1. Must not have a total household income over $30,500 per year if applying in 2014 or $31,000 if applying in in 2015, which includes the Ohio adjusted gross income of the owner and the owner's spouse.
  2. Must be age 65 by December 31.
  3. Must own your home or manufactured home as primary place of residence as of January 1 in year of application.
  4. Must provide proof of age and current residency by submitting a photocopy of photo ID such as driver's license or State of Ohio ID card.
  5. Must provide a copy of State of Ohio taxes (1040/1040A) or a 1099 from social security.

DTE 105A (611.66 KB)
Homestead Exemption application form for those over 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled
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Homeowners, under the age of 65, who are permanently and totally disabled:

  1. Must not have a total household income over $30,500 per year if applying in 2014 or $31,000 if applying in in 2015, which includes the Ohio adjusted gross income of the owner and the owner's spouse.
  2. Must be permanently and totally disabled.
  3. Must own your home or manufactured home as primary place of residence as of January 1 in year of application.
  4. Must provide proof of current residency by submitting a photocopy of photo ID such as driver's license or State of Ohio ID card.
  5. Must provide a copy of State of Ohio taxes (1040/1040A) or a 1099 from social security.
  6. Must provide documentation of disability (see application for acceptable forms of documentation). The documentation must include the date you were declared disabled.

DTE 105A, 105B (543.5 KB)
Homestead Exemption application form for those under 65 years of age, who are permanently and totally
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Military veterans who are evaluated at 100% disability from a service-connected disability:

  1. Must own your home or manufactured home as primary place of residence as of January 1 in year of application.
  2. Must provide proof of current residency by submitting a photocopy of photo ID such as driver's license or State of Ohio ID card.
  3. Must submit a letter from the VA stating that your disability is EVALUATED at 100%. The documentation must include the date you were declared disabled.

DTE 105I (282.53 KB)
Homestead Exemption application form for military veterans evaluated at 100% disability from a service
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Homeowners, already receiving Homestead Exemption, who have recently changed residences:

  1. Must be currently receiving the Homestead Exemption on a residential property in the state of Ohio.
  2. If you were enrolled in the Homestead Exemption prior to tax year 2014, you may keep the exemption under the previous guidelines. You will not be subject to a means test if you change residences.

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Homestead Exemption addendum for homeowners currently receiving Homestead Exemption, who have
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Homestead Exemption

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330-643-2661
1-888-388-5613

Monday thru Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

OFFICE LOCATION
Ohio Building
175 S. Main Street 3rd Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308