COLUMBUS, Ohio – Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano on Tuesday reminded older homeowners who need help paying their property taxes that the deadline to apply for the Property Tax Assistance Program (PTAP) is December 20.
The program helps qualifying lower-income homeowners age 60 and over with one-time emergency assistance in paying their property tax.
“I want to encourage anyone who qualifies and needs help paying their property taxes to apply to PTAP,” Stinziano said. “Applications are readily available on the Auditor’s office website, and I urge anyone who needs assistance to apply.”
New this year, Franklin County Commissioners have partnered with Auditor Stinziano to provide $80,000 in new funding for PTAP so the program can help more older homeowners pay their taxes. Previously, the program had been funded solely by private donations. The Auditor’s office has administered the program since 2019.
You may contact the Franklin County Auditor’s Office at 614-525-HOME or download an application online at franklincountyauditor.com, under “Real Estate.”
PTAP applications are reviewed by a Board that includes the Franklin County Auditor’s office, Franklin County Treasurer’s office, Franklin County Office on Aging, and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.
The PTAP was founded in 1987 and has supported hundreds of qualifying homeowners in Franklin County.