Portage County – The Ohio Department of Taxation has revised the guidelines for homestead applications for the aged, disabled, or surviving spouse of an owner-occupied dwelling. People who were 6S in 2013 or was determined disabled as of January 1, 2013 can apply for this real estate tax reduction with NO income limit being reported. An applicant turning 65 in 2014 and applying for the program will need to verify their total household income and the necessary limit is $30,500 or less. In this total, social security or disability payments are NOT included.

Please contact the county Auditor, Janet Esposito at (330)297-3565 or (330)297-3569 with any questions or concerns. The application period is January 1, 2014 thru June 2, 2014.