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.
To qualify for the New Homestead Exemption, the following criteria must be met:
You must own and occupy your home as your principal place of residence as of January 1st of the year in which you are applying. After January 1, 2014 new applicants must also show they have an annual Ohio adjusted gross income less than $30,500 to qualify for the exemption.With the passage of HB 85, military veterans who are 100 percent disabled from a service related disability are now eligible for an increased homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000. Applicants must complete the Homestead Exemption Application for Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses (DTE105I) to receive this exemption.
- You must be at least 65 years old during the year in which you are applying, or be permanently and totally disabled, or be a surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the previous Homestead Exemption at the time of death and where the surviving spouse was at least 59 years old on the date of death.
Click here to download the Homestead Application.
Click here to download the Homestead Application for Disabled Veterans
Applications must be filed by the first Monday in June. Please return to the Clermont County Auditor's Office at:
Clermont County Administration Building
101 E. Main Street
Batavia, Ohio 45103
The Homestead Program Application