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Under Ohio Revised Code Section 323.122, all active-duty military personnel are entitled to take more time to pay their real-estate taxes without penalty or interest.

According to this law, either the person on active duty or a spouse or dependent parent may apply to the County Treasurer for an extension of time to pay their taxes for up to five years. The benefit is applicable while the person is on active duty and for six months thereafter.

The benefit even extends to real-estate taxes included as part of the mortgage payment.

We thank you for your dedication, your sacrifice and your courage. Now it's our turn to assist you. If you would like to apply for this benefit, print and fill out the Active-Service Extension Application and mail it to our office at the following address:

Franklin County Treasurer's Office
Attn: Active-Service Extension
373 South High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

If you have any additional questions about this program please contact our office at 614-525-3438.