Senior and Dependent Adult Services

Available Credits

Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption is a credit on property tax bills available to:

  • Homeowners or their surviving spouse aged 65 (+) residing in their home, with qualifying income
  • Individuals who are permanently and totally disabled, with qualifying income
  • Veterans with a total service related disability of 100% residing in their home, with qualifying income.


Owner Occupancy Credit

The Owner Occupancy Credit is a real estate tax reduction available to a homeowner’s principal place of residence. A person can only have one principal place of residence. Since a married couple is presumed to share one domicile, only one Owner Occupancy Credit can apply to properties owned by spouses, unless they can establish that they are domiciled separately.

Your principal place of residence determines, among other things, where you are registered to vote and where you declare residency for income tax purposes.

For more information or to apply for the Homestead Exemption and/or Owner Occupancy Credit, contact the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office at 216-443-7050 or visit the Fiscal Officer’s website.

The Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services has many programs available to seniors residing in Cuyahoga County.

  1. Community Office on Aging: Plans, advocates, develops and coordinates programs and services for seniors and at-risk adults in Cuyahoga County.
  2. Adult Protective Services
  3. Home Support Services: Includes skilled home care services and PASSPORT provider services.
  4. Medicaid Benefits Division
  5. Office of Homeless Services
  6. Grandparent and Other Kinship Caregiver Initiative

To receive additional information on any of the services, please visit the Department of Senior and Adult Services website.


Deferred Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program for Older Adults

This program enables low and moderate income older adult homeowners in participating communities to make repairs and basic home improvements. For additional information please contact the Cuyahoga County Department of Development:

Application for Third Party Notification Program

Older adult/dependent adult homeowners may designate another person or organization to be contacted in the event their taxes become delinquent. The designated third party will then be in the position to contact the homeowner and discuss the severity of becoming delinquent in payment of their real estate taxes and in danger of tax foreclosure or the sale of a delinquent tax certificate.

To sign up for this service, complete the Third Party Notification Program application and return it to:

Cuyahoga County Treasurer
2079 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115