According to Cuyahoga County’s website, qualified Ohio homeowners who take advantage of the Homestead Exemption should save an average of about $400 per year. And before you say, “I probably don’t qualify” please read this . . .
Who is eligible for the Homestead Exemption?
To qualify for the Homestead you must:
– be at least 65 years old during the year for which you first file, or be permanently and totally disabled;
– own and occupy the home (or manufactured home) as of January 1st of the filing year as your principle place of residence.
Let me repeat that . . . there are no income-related limits or requirements. Any homeowner age 65 and older living in the home whose name is on the deed is eligible. Changes in the tax laws in 2007 eliminated all income guidelines.
Applications for the Homestead program are processed by the County Auditor’s Office and may be filed beginning the first Monday in January.
Cuyahoga County 216-443-7010
Western Lake County 440- 918-2532
Ashtabula 440- 576-3793