Damaged or Destroyed Property


Ohio law allows property owners to claim a reduction in the taxable value of their property that has been destroyed or damaged. The amount of reduction is prorated based on the calendar quarter in which the damage occurred. 

Application Deadline

Quarter in Which Property was Damaged
Application Deadline
January-March December 31
April-June December 31
July-September December 31
October-December January 31

How to File

Please refer to the instructions included with DTE Form 26. The form must be notarized. Mail or email form.

Butler County Auditor
Attn: Real Estate
130 High Street, 3rd Floor
Hamilton, OH 45011
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