The application form requires individuals to report their age and date of birth and it is signed under penalty of perjury.  Ohio law also provides that anyone who makes a false statement for purposes of obtaining a homestead exemption is guilty of a fourth-degree misdemeanor.  Individuals convicted of such a misdemeanor are ineligible to receive the homestead exemption for the three years following the conviction.  Your county auditor may require some evidence of age, such as a driver’s license or birth certificate.

Important Dates

January 1st through December 31st - Applications can be filed