Abatements & Exemptions


A tax abatement is a tool used by local governments to encourage redevelopment and revitalization within the community. To be eligible, the property must be located in a designated area. The local government approves the application and establishes the amount of abatement and its duration. The abatement applies only to the value of the renovation, remodeling, or new construction. It does not apply to land or pre-existing structures.

Submit two copies of DTE Form 24 to the Auditor's Office (make a copy for your records).


Property that is used for governmental, charitable, educational, religious, and other non-profit purposes as defined by the Ohio Revised Code, may be wholly or partially exempt from property taxes (this does not include special assessments). Final determination is made by the Ohio Department of Taxation. Examples of properties that are generally exempt include:

  • government owned property
  • schools
  • churches
  • Veteran organizations
  • cemeteries
  • parks
  • other non-profit organizations
Submit three copies of DTE Form 23 to the Auditor's Office (make a copy for your records).

Mailing Address

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