Severe Weather Awareness Week: Storm-damaged Properties Could be Eligible for Tax Relief

Franklin County OH Auditor

March 22, 2021


Contact: Monica Moran, 614.378.2879


Storm-damaged Properties Could be Eligible for Tax Relief

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In recognition of  Severe Weather Awareness Week, Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano reminds home and business owners that they may be eligible to receive a reduction on their annual real estate tax bill if their property is damaged or destroyed. 

Auditor 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 storm damage,” Stinziano said. “I encourage anyone whose property suffers structural damage to take advantage of options we offer regarding potential tax relief.”

The application deadline for damage that has occurred since January 1, 2021 is December 31, 2021.

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.