Phone: (937) 225-4341 - Fax: (937) 496-3202
The Homestead Program is designed to provide tax credit relief to citizens who are at
least 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled. An applicant must own and
reside in the home for which they are applying. Land contracts, life estates and trusts
meet the criteria for home ownership.
In June 2007, Governor Strickland signed into law new guidelines for the Homestead
program which eliminated income eligibility requirements. Now, any homeowner who
resides in the home for which they are applying, who is 65 or older or who is totally
and permantently disabled is eligible for an exemption. The new law exempts from
property taxes, the first $25,000 of value of the home.
Disabled applicants must complete a Certificate of Disability signed by a doctor or
psychologist verifying that the applicant is totally and permantently disabled. The
certificate is provided on the back of the application form. A state or federal
agency disability determination letter or certification is also acceptable.
Applications must be filed with the County Auditor:
Karl L. Keith, Montgomery County Auditor
451 W. Third St.
Dayton OH 45422-1029.
Attn: Homestead Dept.
between the first Monday in January through the first Monday in June.
Email the Auditor's Office regarding homestead exemption