October 20, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Property Tax Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Franklin County Auditor’s office is now accepting applications for the Property Tax Assistance Program (PTAP) from low-income older homeowners who need help paying their 2022 first-half property taxes, Auditor Michael Stinziano announced Thursday.
The PTAP provides emergency one-time property tax assistance to low-income homeowners age 60 or older and is a nonprofit entity. New this year, the PTAP application can now be submitted online.
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, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and several other partner organizations.
“PTAP can help older residents on fixed incomes keep their homes despite rising home values,” Stinziano said. “I encourage anyone who needs assistance and qualifies to apply to the program.”
Applications are due by November 18, 2022. Information about the program and an application can be found on the Auditor’s office website.
The PTAP was founded in 1987 and has supported hundreds of qualifying homeowners in Franklin County.