Tax Data Series

Manufactured Homes

Number of Homestead Exemptions Granted, Average Reduction in Taxable Value and Total Reduction in Taxes, by County, Tax Year 2005

Manufactured home homestead exemption property tax reductions are granted to qualified low-income homeowners who are at least 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled or to surviving spouses at least 59 years of age if the deceased had previously received the exemption. Qualified senior citizens or disabled homeowners receive tax reductions based on their total income, provided that the income does not exceed $25,000. The reduction is equal to the gross millage property tax rate multiplied by the reduction in taxable value shown in the following schedule (Tax Year 2005):

Under $12,900

$5,300 or 75% of taxable value
$12,901 - 18,900 3,200 or 60% of taxable value
18,901 - 25,000 1,000 or 25% of taxable value
Over 25,000 - 0 -


It is estimated that the total manufactured home homestead exemption property taxes were reduced by $1.8 million. The average tax reduction amounted to $133.53.

Overall, from tax year 2004, the number of manufactured home homestead exemptions granted decreased by 0.7%, the average reduction in property value increased by 1.0% and the total reduction in manufactured home taxes increased by 3.4%.

Cuyahoga County had the most manufactured home homeowners receiving this tax reduction, 747, and the largest total reduction in taxes, $162,705. Auglaize County had the fewest manufactured home homeowners receiving this tax reduction, 10, while Henry County had the smallest total reduction in taxes, $306.

The figures in the first two columns of this table were compiled through a survey of county auditors conducted by the Ohio Department of Taxation. The data in the third column showing the reduction in manufactured home taxes are the actual amounts reimbursed to each county for the manufactured home homestead exemption, including reimbursements for refunds issued by the county to taxpayers that filed "late" applications for the tax year 2005 homestead exemption. Administrative fees of $35,501 paid to the county auditors are excluded from Table HE-2.