Homewner's Exemption

Tax Savings Program for Homeowners?

The Homeowners' Exemption provides homeowners a discount of $7,000 of assessed value. This is a free program; however, an application is required.  Some requirements are:
  • You must be a property owner, co-owner or a purchaser named in a contract of sale.
  • You must occupy your home as your principal place of residence as of 12:01 a.m., January 1 each year.
Principal place of residence generally means where:
  • You return at the end of the day
  • Your vehicle is registered
  • You are registered to vote
  • Your mail is delivered
?A dwelling does not qualify for the exemption if it is or is intended to be, rented, vacant and unoccupied, or the vacation or secondary home of the owner.
?When to file the Homeowners’ Exemption Application ?
  • By February 15th – to receive full Homeowners’ Exemption
  • February 16th through December 10th – to receive a partial (80%) exemption
Regarding supplemental Notices:
  • An exemption must be filed within 30 days of your supplemental notice for a home purchased or built after January 1st 
  • You must occupy the home within 90 days of the completion of new construction or the change in ownership.
 If the homeowner’s exemption claim form is received prior to the due date of the first installment of the supplemental bill, a partial homeowner’s exemption may be approved,
?How moving impacts the Homeowners’ Exemption
If you move from the property, rent it, move permanently to an assisted living facility, or occupy your property as a secondary home, the property is no longer your primary residence and you no longer qualify to receive the benefit.  You must report when a property is no longer your qualifying primary residence.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I get the exemption on my vacation home as well as my regular home?
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  • Can I receive both a Disabled Veterans’ Exemption and a Homeowners’ Exemption at the same time?
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  • I just acquired my home and the prior owner already had a Homeowners’ Exemption on the property. Do I still need to file a new Homeowners’ Exemption application?
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  • I just moved away from a home where I was receiving the Homeowners’ Exemption but still own it. Do I need to notify the Assessor of that circumstance?
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  • I just sold my home and it was receiving the Homeowners’ Exemption. Do I need to notify the Assessor that it may no longer be eligible for the exemption?
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  • If I already have an exemption on file but recently changed title on the deed to my property (by addition/deletion of names to/from the deed, such as my children or a spouse or some other person), do I need to re-file for the exemption?
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  • Once I have been granted the exemption, do I need to re-file a claim every year?
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  • We moved our elderly parents into an assisted living facility on a permanent basis. Will the home they own remain eligible for the Homeowners’ Exemption?
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  • Will I receive something in writing notifying me that I have qualified for the exemption?
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  • Will the public have access to the information on my Homeowners’ Exemption application?
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