Property Tax Exemption

The State of Ohio may grant tax exemption based on the specific use of a property. This is a fact-specific analysis and is not automatic. For example, being a charity does not guarantee qualification. The steps in the process are as follows:

  1. First, make sure that all taxes and special assessments have been paid in full through the year of acquisition of the property.
  2. In the year following acquisition of the property or new construction, submit an original and 2 copies (3 total) of your completed Application for Real Property Tax Exemption and Remission form—available below—to the Auditor's Office.
  3. After the Auditor and Treasurer have certified that all taxes and special assessments have been paid in full, they will submit the application to the State of Ohio on your behalf for consideration.
  4. You will be notified in writing of the State's determination and the effect on your taxes (applicants may request retroactive exemption for a max of 3 years).

Get in Touch with Us

Ross County, Ohio Auditor

(740) 702-3080

Address:
2 N Paint St, Suite G
Chillicothe, Ohio  45601-3187
Email:
tomspetnagel@rosscountyohio.gov