Ohio Forest Tax Law

Any tract of land 10 acres or larger and certified as a forest land by the state forester is eligible for a 50% reduction in taxes on the forest acreage.

Ohio Forest Tax Law is administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, according to the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code. In exchange for the tax reduction conferred by Ohio's forest property tax laws, landowners agree to manage their forest land for the commercial production of timber and other forest products and to abide by pertinent rules and regulations.

If you would like to find out more about OFTL, contact the Division of Forestry in Columbus or your local service forester. A directory of service foresters can be found on the Division's website http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov.

Ohio's Forest Property Tax Laws http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/oftl.

Ohio Division of Forestry