To qualify for reduction of taxes this year, you must have met the following qualifications last year:
- Age or disability – you must meet one of the following:
- Age 61 or over by December 31, OR
- 100% military service-connected disability, OR
- Social Security-deemed disabled.
- Own and occupy the home as your principal residence by December 31.
- If the home is recorded in a trust, you must have a Life Estate or a Lease for Life interest in the property. The Declaration of Trust must be completed by an attorney.
- If you purchased the home last year, documentation showing purchase of the home and sale of a former home must be submitted.
- Documentation showing this is your primary residence is also required.
- Your annual combined disposable income may not exceed $35,000.
- This includes all household income.
- Out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses and Medicare premiums may be deducted from this income.
For more information on the exemption program, refer to:
This reduction in property taxes does not place a lien against the property.
- To apply, complete the Senior Citizen and Disabled Persons Property Tax Exemption Application.
- Return the application with all required documentation, including the following:
- A copy of your driver’s license.
- Your Federal tax return (if filed), W-2s, and 1099s.
- Out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses for the year prior to the year of requested reduced taxes.
These items are detailed on page 4 of the application.
Any change in qualifying circumstances must be reported to avoid penalties. Report these changes with the Change in Status Report.
For assistance, additional information, or the address for mailing your completed application and supporting documents, click on the link below: