November 10, 2023

The Homestead Exemption provides a tax credit on the first $25,000 of Market Value of your home. In Geauga County, that credit will average approximately $456 in Real Estate Tax savings per year. The calculator tab will provide you an estimate, based upon this year’s tax rates, of what that credit would be in the future. To qualify for the Homestead Credit you must be 65 years of age by December 31, 2021, or older or permanently disabled, occupy your home as your primary residence, and meet the income requirement.

I urge you to take advantage of this program. To apply for the Homestead Exemption please fill out the application and mail it to our office at 231 Main Street., Suite 1A, Chardon, Ohio 44024. The deadline for filing is December 31st annually for Real Property.

Homestead Exemption

f you have any questions, please contact us or you can contact us at our toll-free numbers (440) 285-2222 extension 1614 or 1-888-714-0006 extension 1614 (for Newbury and Burton residents), or direct dial (440) 279-1614 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

We are here to serve you.


Charles E. Walder

Geauga County Auditor