Ross Auditor Reminds of Deadline for Homestead Exemption


Ross County Auditor, Tom Spetnagle Jr., is reminding manufactured home owners who are turning 65 years of age anytime during 2017 that the deadline for filing an application to receive a reduction on their manufactured home tax bill is Monday, June 5th.

To receive the Homestead Exemption, you or your spouse must be at least 65 years old sometime during 2017, or permanently and totally disabled, as of January 1st 2017. You must also own and occupy your home as your principal place of residence. Applicants must also have a combined household income of $31,800 or less. If you are under the age of 65 and are applying due to disability, proof of permanent and total disability is also required.

"This year, 6,808 Ross County seniors and disabled homeowners saved nearly $2.4-million in property taxes due to the Homestead Exemption program resulting in an average savings of over $352 in real estate taxes annually," said Spetnagel.

The State of Ohio reimburses schools and local governments for the taxes that are saved due to this program.

For further information or applications, please call the County Auditor's Office at 740-702-3080. Applications are also available for download on the County Auditor's website at www.auditor.co.ross.oh.us under the link for Tax Reduction Programs.