Property Damage from Thursday's Storms?

Franklin County OH Auditor

May 15, 2020


Contact: Monica Moran, 614.378.2879


Storm-damaged properties could be eligible for tax relief

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Property owners of a home or business that has been damaged by Thursday’s storms may be eligible to receive a reduction on their annual real estate tax bill.

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano confirmed 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 or businesses affected by Thursday’s storms,” Stinziano said. “I encourage anyone whose property suffered structural damage to take advantage of options we offer regarding potential tax relief.”

The application deadline for damage that has occurred since January 1, 2020 is December 31, 2020.

Applications for a property value reduction and additional information are available on the Franklin County Auditor's website at

Property owners can also get additional information by calling the Franklin County Auditor's Office at (614) 525-HOME.