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    Homestead

     ARE YOU 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
    DO YOU OWN THE HOME WHERE YOU LIVE?
    ARE YOU RECEIVING THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ON YOUR PROPERTY TAXES?

     For questions, please contact
     the Montgomery County Auditor's
    Homestead Hotline at (937) 225-4341.

    To be eligible for the Homestead Exemption Program, a property tax reduction program:
    •  You must own the home where you live,
    •  Be 65 years or older or permanently and totally disabled,
    •  Apply before the first Monday in June of each year,
    •  NO INCOME RESTRICTIONS.
     
    If you already receive the credit or submitted an application, you do not need to reapply.
    Applications must be filed with the County Auditor:

    Karl L. Keith, Montgomery County Auditor
    451 W. Third St.
    Dayton OH 45422-1029.
    Attn: Homestead Dept.

    Please send applications to the County Auditor between the first Monday in January through the first Monday in June.  Applications will be available by phone at the Homestead Hotline 937-225-4341 beginning the First Monday in January 2011.

    An applicant must own and reside in the home for which they are applying. Land contracts, life estates and trusts meet the criteria for home ownership.
    Any homeowner who resides in the home for which they are applying, who is 65 or older or who is totally and permanently disabled is eligible for an exemption. This law exempts from property taxes the first $25,000 of value of the home.
    Disabled applicants must complete a Certificate of Disability signed by a doctor or psychologist verifying that the applicant is totally and permanently disabled. The certificate is provided on the back of the application form. A state or federal agency disability determination letter or certification is also acceptable.
     

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