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Important Dates

 Applications can be filed January 1st through December 31st. 

Who qualifies for the new homestead exemption?

Any Ohio resident homeowner who:

  • Is at least 65 years old or turns 65 in the year they apply ; or
  • Is totally and permanently disabled as of Jan. 1 of the year they apply, as certified by a licensed physician or psychologist, or a state or federal agency;  or
  • Is the surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the previous homestead exemption at the time of death and where the surviving spouse was at least 59 years old on the date of death
  • Annual household adjusted gross income is less than $32,800

To qualify, an Ohio resident also must own and occupy a home as their principal place of residence as of Jan. 1 of the year they apply, for either real property or manufactured home property. For individuals who own more than one home, the principal place of residence is the home where the person is registered to vote and the person’s place of residence for income tax purposes.