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The Homestead Exemption is available to homeowners who are 65 years or older, or totally disabled under the age of 65. Under the exemption, property is taxed at $25,000 less than its appraised value. 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.

**Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE would like to inform property owners of an important change to the Homestead Exemption**

Due to the recent passage of Ohio House Bill 59, beginning January 1, 2014 new applicants will be subject to a means test. Eligible applicants must not have a total income over $30,500 per year, which includes the Ohio adjusted gross income of the owner and the owner's spouse. This will not affect homeowners currently enrolled in the Homestead Exemption or eligible applicants for 2013 who submit their application before Monday, June 2, 2014.”

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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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Akron, Ohio 44308