Storm-damaged properties could be eligible for Tax Relief

Franklin County OH Auditor

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marshall Troxell, 614.565.1423
 
Storm-damaged Properties Could be Eligible for Tax Relief
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In response to this week’s high rain and flooding across central Ohio, Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano reminds home and business owners that they may be eligible to receive a reduction on their annual real estate tax bill if their property is damaged or destroyed.
Auditor Stinziano indicated that state law gives county auditors the authority to reduce real estate values for properties that have been damaged or destroyed by storms. A substantial reduction in property value could result in lower real estate taxes for the property until it has been restored to its prior condition or value.
Property value reductions can be applied to real property, including manufactured homes.
“The Franklin County Auditor’s office wants to help residents and businesses affected by storm damage,” Stinziano said. “I encourage anyone whose property suffers structural damage to take advantage of the opportunity to seek potential tax relief.”
The application deadline for property damage that has occurred since January 1, 2021 is December 31, 2021.
Applications for a property value reduction as well as additional information are available on the Franklin County Auditor's website at www.franklincountyauditor.com/real-estate/tax-reduction-programs/damaged-destroyed-form.
Property owners can also get additional information by calling the Franklin County Auditor's office at (614) 525-HOME or emailing AuditorStinziano@franklincountyohio.gov.
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