The Homestead Exemption program allows qualifying Marion County residents to shield some of the market value of their principal place of residence from taxation. Qualified homeowners will be exempted $25,000 of the auditor’s market value of their home from property taxes. For example, through the Homestead Exemption, a home with a county auditor’s value of $100,000 would be billed as if it is valued at $75,000. The tax savings vary by taxing district.

Disabled veterans with a 100% service-connected disability rating are exempted $50,000 of the auditor’s market value.

Qualifications requirements for 2021:

  • Homeowners must be at least 65 years of age the year they apply, or if under 65, permanently and totally disabled. (Must show proof of disability)
  • Military Veterans with 100% service-connected disability rating. (Copy of letter from the US Department of Veterans showing disability rating is required)
  • Have adjusted gross 2020 income that does not exceed $34,200. (Income verification required).
  • Homeowners already receiving the Homestead Exemption who have recently changed residences will need to file an additional application.

Applications for tax year 2021 are available at the Marion County Auditor’s Office, 222 W Center St, Marion, Ohio or click here to download Homestead Exemption Forms. Applications must be submitted by December 31st.