Homestead Exemption Program

This is a statewide program which reduces the property tax burden of qualified senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled homeowners, disabled veterans and surviving spouses of public service officers killed in the line of duty, by exempting some of the market value of their home from taxation.


You may qualify for a lower tax on your home if you:

  1. Are at least 65 years old OR
    Are determined to be permanently and totally disabled OR
    Are a Veteran who has been determined to have a total service-related disability of 100% OR
    Are a Surviving Spouse of a Homestead Exemption recipient OR
    Are a Surviving Spouse of a Public Service Officer killed in the line of duty.
  2. Own and occupy your home as your primary residence as of January 1st of the year in which the exemption is being sought.
  3. Have income that falls within state guidelines for the exemption.

Total Modified Ohio Adjusted Gross Income of the applicant and the applicant's spouse must not exceed:
$38,600 for income tax year 2023 if applying for real property tax year 2024 as Current Filer
$36,100 for income tax year 2022 if applying for real property tax year 2023 as Late Filer

In order to receive the Homestead Exemption, you need to file by December 31st of the year Homestead is being applied.


Contact Us

If you need help obtaining or completing an application:

216-443-7050, Prompt 1


Homestead Exemption FAQ

Can I have an exemption on more than one home?
What happens if I sell my home?
What if I missed a deadline?
I already have a homestead exemption, do I need to reapply?
What happens if my application is denied?