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If you answer yes to all of the following questions, you may apply for the Homestead Exemption program for Tax Year 2020:
- Did you own and occupy the homestead as the applicant’s domicile on January 1, 2020?
- Are you at least 65 years of age or will reach age 65 during calendar year 2020?
- Are you certified totally and permanently disabled as of January 1, 2020, regardless of age?
- Are you a surviving spouse of a qualified homeowner who was receiving the Homestead Exemption at the time of death, and who was at least 59 years of age on the date of their spouse’s death?
- For calendar year 2019, was your income $33,600 or less as stated on your Ohio Income Tax Return (Line 3)? (Includes both the applicant and the applicant’s spouse’s combined incomes).
If you answer yes to all of the following questions, you may apply for the Homestead Exemption program for Tax Year 2021:
- Did you own and occupy the homestead as the applicant’s domicile on January 1, 2021?
- Are you at least 65 years of age or will reach age 65 during calendar year 2021?
- Are you certified totally and permanently disabled as of January 1, 2021, regardless of age?
- For calendar year 2020, was your income $34,200 or less as stated on your Ohio Income Tax Return (Line 3)? (Includes both the applicant and the applicant’s spouse’s combined incomes).
The values on soil types are determined by the Ohio Department of Taxation and given to all counties in the State of Ohio. The CAUV soil rates are updated every 3 years. An update occurred in Tax Year 2020, collected in 2021. The next update will be for Tax Year 2023 collected in 2024. You cannot protest the CAUV values. You do have the option to appeal your property’s market value by filing a Board of Revision Complaint Against the Valuation of Property.
A Triennial Update is a review of valid sales over the period of 3 years since the last reappraisal. The sales data is analyzed for trends in the market and values are equalized based on sales factors specific to each neighborhood. Changes in value will vary between neighborhoods. Neighborhood areas for valuing purposes are defined by like housing, type, age and size. This is designed to update market values and therefore update assessed values of properties to tax purposes. Triennials occur 3 years after the last reappraisal.
No. Trending of values varied depending on neighborhood market sales. See Mahoning County Triennial Update Percentage of Change by District for detailed information.
No. In 1976, Ohio Legislature enacted House Bill 920 to prevent school districts from collecting more money due to valuation increases from reappraisals or triennial updates than was approved by voters. If property values in a district increase, the millage rate on a voted levy is decreased so that the levy only generates the amount of money approved by voters. However, to prevent millage rates from being reduced too low, Ohio has instituted a 20-mill floor which means that a school’s millage rate cannot be reduced below 20 mills. Additionally, Ohio law does allow 10 mills of inside millage which can be levied without voter approval and is to be shared by the public schools and government entities in each district. New levies that were passed at an election and effective for Tax year 2020 Calendar Year 2021 will increase property taxes.
If you do not believe you could sell your property on the open market for the amount of the county appraisal, you can appeal your value by filing a Complaint Against the Valuation of Real Property. This form can be found on the Auditor’s webpage or you can call the Auditor’s Office at 330-740-2010 to request the form by mail. Appeals may be submitted by mail or in person to the Auditor’s Office in the County Courthouse Building between January 2 and March 31 each year. Filing this form will formally initiate the appeal process with the Mahoning County Board of Revision. Detailed information regarding the appeal process and the Board of Revision can be found here.
The deadline for tax year 2019 was Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Complaints Against the Valuation of Real Property for tax year 2020 must be filed and received on or before Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. in the Mahoning County Auditor’s Office in the Mahoning County Courthouse, which is located at:
120 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
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