Standard Homestead Exemption

Allows low income senior citizens and permanently, totally disabled Ohioans to reduce their property tax bills by shielding some of the market value of their homes from taxation.

Qualification Requirements

Disabled Veterans Expanded Homestead Exemption

Available for military veterans who have been determined to have a permanent, total service-connected disability (or surviving spouse of a person who applied for and qualified in the year of death).

Qualification Requirements

NEW! Exemption for Surviving Spouses of Public Service Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

A new expansion for Homestead Exemption in 2021 is available for the widow or widower of a peace officer, firefighter or other emergency responder who dies in the line of duty or by an injury or illness sustained in the line of duty. This reduction allows $50,000 of the market value of the property to be exempted from taxes, which will show as a credit on property tax bills.

Qualification Requirements

  • Own your own home as your principal place of residence on Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Exempts surviving spouse from the income requirement.
  • An application (DTE Form 105K) by the surviving spouse is to be accompanied by a letter or other written confirmation compliant with section 323.152 of the Revised Code that the public service officer  was killed in the line of duty.
  • The exemption is allowed for tax year 2020 and each tax year after that

Mail completed forms to:

Auditor Mike Kovack
144 North Broadway Street
Medina, OH 44256


For more information, check out Homestead Exemption Programs or call the Medina County Auditor's Office at one of the following phone numbers: