Owner Occupancy Credit

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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 mcrealestate.org and call 937-225-4341 if a correction is needed.

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