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Ohio House Passes Ohio Homeowners Relief Act

October 12, 2023
Adam C. Bird News

COLUMBUS— The Ohio House of Representatives passed the Ohio Homeowners Relief Act, House Bill 187, announced bill sponsor State Rep Adam Bird (R-New Richmond).

The legislation will require the Tax Commissioner to work alongside local elected officials and weigh the past three years of a county’s property values to determine property tax.

“Inflationary pressures have affected the real estate residential market,” said Bird. “In my home county of Clermont, the Commissioner has recommended a 43% property value increase in one year. We need the Ohio Homeowners Relief Act so property taxes will be based on a three-year average to provide relief to Ohioans.”

This legislative change comes as a result of recent increases in property valuations throughout several Ohio counties. Butler and Clermont counties are among 11 Ohio counties where the tax commissioner is recommending a 43% increase in property values and a 110% increase for farmland.

House Bill 187 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.