How do I qualify and file for the additional homestead exemption?

Any person who is the head of household* with a homestead exemption may receive an additional 1,000 assessment exemption if the gross household income** from all sources did not exceed $20,000 for the past calendar year.


Application for the additional homestead exemption is made with the Assessor's office between January 1 and March 15. Verification of income is prepared as part of the application and a copy of all income verification from the previous year must accompany the application. This includes:

  • Alimony support money
  • Annuities
  • Capital gains
  • Federal Social Security
  • Loss-of-time insurance payments
  • Pensions
  • Public assistance payments
  • Unemployment payments
  • Veteran's disability compensation
  • Worker's compensation
  • Any other type of income received for the previous year, and excluding gifts


65 & Older

Please Note: Any person who is 65 or older as of March 15 and who has previously qualified for additional homestead shall not be required to renew applications annually. However, any person whose total household income exceeds $20,000 shall notify the County Assessor, and the additional homestead exemption shall not be allowed for the year.


Terms

  • *The term "head of household" means a person who, as owner or joint owner, maintains a home and furnishes support for the home, furnishings, and other material necessities.
  • **The term "gross household income" means the gross amount of income of every type, regardless of the source, received by all persons occupying the same household, whether such income was taxable or nontaxable for federal or state income tax purposes.

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1. What is homestead exemption?
2. How do I apply for homestead exemption?
3. Must I reapply for homestead exemption every year?
4. Can active duty military personnel receive a homestead?
5. Can mobile homeowners receive a homestead exemption?
6. What are the benefits of homestead exemption?
7. What if I already have homestead exemption and my deed changes?
8. Are there any property tax relief programs for a person with low income?
9. How do I qualify and file for the additional homestead exemption?
10. What do I bring to the Assessor's office in order to apply for homestead exemption?
11. How do I qualify/apply for the state property tax credit or refund program?
12. What is the senior valuation freeze?
13. How do I apply for the freeze?
14. What do I bring to the Assessor's office in order to apply for the senior valuation freeze?
15. What is the Veteran's exemption?
16. How do I apply for the Veteran's exemption?