Owner Occupancy Tax Reduction

The Owner Occupancy Tax Reduction is available for taxpayers who both own and occupy their home as their primary residence.

Owner Occupancy Credit Brochure

When to Apply
Applications can be filed with the County Auditor starting January 1st through December 31st.

Cost to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to be eligible for the Owner Occupancy Tax Reduction?

You must have owned your home as of January 1st in the year you apply and it must be your principal place of residence. A homeowner and spouse may only apply for this reduction on one property.

Does the reduction apply to more than one parcel?

The owner occupancy tax reduction applies only to the parcel of land on which your home is located. If your property is larger than one acre, the reduction applies only to one acre of land + the home. Mobile Home owners may also apply.

Where do I apply?

Applications for the Owner Occupancy Tax Reduction are available online or by request from the Washington County Auditor’s Office. Please call (740) 455-7109, ext. 104 to have an application mailed to you.

Owner Occupancy Forms

Application for Owner Occupancy Tax Reduction