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Military Discounts in Ohio

MVDC has close to 8500 business locations in Ohio that have discounts for military personnel and veterans. In addition to businesses providing discounts, the state of Ohio also provides discounts for those that have served. To find business discounts, enter your zipcode and category in the search box above.

State of Ohio discounts for veterans and military personnel

Veterans Designation on drivers license: yes


Discounted Fees and Taxes

  • Free hunting and fishing licenses for 100% disabled veterans and former POWs
  • Free registration of watercraft for 100% disabled veterans, former POWs, and Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Free camping at Ohio State Parks for 100% disabled veterans and former POWs

Property tax and Financial Benefits

  • Military members that are Ohio residents who are stationed outside of Ohio are exempt from Ohio state tax for the period of deployment
  • Military retirement pay is exempt from State of Ohio tax and local school district income tax
  • Surviving Spouse benefit plans are exempt from State of Ohio tax
  • Homestead Exemption for totally disabled veterans allowing $25,000 property tax exemption
  • Veterans receive preference through the Ohio Treasurer's Office which provides a reduced rate for small business loans

Education Discounts

  • In-state tuition status for qualified veterans
  • Tuition assistance to children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict through The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
  • Tuition waiver for children of United States Armed Forces members that were killed in the line of duty during OEF or OIF. The waiver is also available to certain qualified spouses or former spouses.


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