Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption
Forms are mailed by November 15th to qualified property owners who applied the prior year. Existing applicants who have not received one via mail by December 1st, should contact the Assessing Department.
New applicants should bring two forms of picture identification to the Assessor's Office to apply for the exemption.
To qualify for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption program, the applicant must meet the following conditions:
- The applicant must be 65 years of age on January 1 of the assessment year for which the exemption is sought.
- The applicant must own and occupy the real property as their primary residence and permanent place of abode.
- The applicant must qualify for a permanent fund dividend for the current assessment year. If the applicant did not apply for a permanent fund dividend, the individual must have met the requirements to be eligible for a permanent fund dividend had he or she applied.
Widows and widowers of qualified seniors must meet the following conditions to continue to receive the exemption:
- The widow/widower must be 60 years of age or older at the time of the decedent's death.
- The widow/widower must maintain as their primary residence and permanent place of abode the same place of residence in which the decedent claimed exemption.
- The widow/widower must fill out an application in their name, provide two forms of picture identification and the decedent's death certificate to remain eligible for the exemption.