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Homestead Exemption

The Homestead Exemption is a program that provides a reduction in property taxes to any senior or disabled citizen, regardless of income, on the dwelling that is that individual's principal place of residence and up to one acre of land of which an eligible individual is an owner. The reduction is equal to the taxes that would otherwise be charged on up to $25,000 of the market value of an eligible taxpayer's homestead.

FAQs

  1. Must be at least 65 years of age during the year you first file, or be determined to have been permanently and totally disabled, or be a surviving spouse.
  2. Own and have occupied your homes as your principal place of residence on January 1 of the year in which you file the application.
  3. Applications for Homestead are accepted by the County Auditor from the first Monday in January through the first Monday in June.
  4. Program is administered by the County Auditor. For more information, contact the Auditor's office at (614) 525-3240 or visit their website to obtain the application.