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Homestead Exemption Program
Homestead Exemption is a form of property tax relief and results in a reduction in Real Estate taxes for those who qualify. 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 home from all local property taxes.

The 2016 filing period is January 4 through June 6.

Download the Homestead Application (Form DTE105A).

If you are a senior citizen or disabled person and meet the following criteria, you are encouraged to enroll in the Homestead program:
  • Applicants who are 65 or older. Please note: It does not matter what date you turn 65, as long as you turn 65 some time during the year.
  • Applicants who are totally and permanently disabled. If disabled, the applicant is required to have their physician complete the certificate of disability form or submit a certificate from a state or federal agency.
  • Applicants must own and occupy their home or mobile home or have ownership interest in it (i.e. land contract, lease purchase), as of January 1 of the application year.
  • New applicants for 2016 must have a Total Household Adjusted Gross Income of $31,500 or less. For faster processing, please include a copy of your 2015 State of Ohio Income Tax filing - for income verification. Please note: Household income includes the income of the applicant and the applicant's spouse. Social Security income is exempt and is not considered income for the purpose of the Homestead Exemption.
  • Information for DISABLED VETERANS

For additional information, please contact the Lucas County Homestead Department at (419) 213-4332 or 4336.