Homestead Exemption Information
The homestead exemption is a statewide program, administered here in Franklin County by Auditor Clarence Mingo, which allows qualified senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled homeowners to reduce their property tax burden by shielding some of the market value of their home from taxation.
The exemption, which takes the form of a credit on property tax bills, allows qualifying homeowners to exempt $25,000 of the market value of their homes from all local property taxes. For example, an eligible owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 will be billed as if the home were valued at $75,000. More than 60,000 Franklin County homeowners are taking advantage of the homestead tax exemption. Those residents saved a combined $38.6 million in 2017.
Please note: Homeowners who do not qualify for the residency based reductions must complete either a residential rental registration form or a rental registration exception form. Click here for more information concerning these forms.
Should you have further questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 614-525-3240 or email us at ClarenceMingo@franklincountyohio.gov.