Owner Occupancy Credit

Owner Occupancy

What is it?

The Owner Occupancy Credit is a program in the state of Ohio that allows property owners who live in their property to receive a 2.5% reduction credit on the property taxes for their primary residence.

Who qualifies?

To receive up to a 2.5% tax reduction on an owner-occupied home in Ohio, you must own and occupy that home as your principal place of residence on January 1 of the year you file for the reduction. A homeowner and spouse are entitled to this credit on only one home.

How to sign up?

To enroll in the Owner Occupancy Credit program, homeowners should indicate on their property transfer form that the property will be their main residence.

Property owners can check their owner occupancy status at our real estate website. If a correction is needed, property owners should fill out an application for the Owner Occupancy Credit Program. Completed applications can be printed out and mailed to the Auditor's Office at 451 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45422.

For questions about corrections to owner occupancy status, please call 937-225-4326.