The Homestead Exemption is a reduction in Real Estate taxes for those who qualify. The exemption, a credit on property tax bills, allows qualifying homeowners to exempt up to $25,000 of the market value of their home from property taxes.
Real Estate and Mobile Home Homestead applications are accepted until December 31st of the year being applied for.
Senior citizens or disabled persons, that meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply for Homestead:
65 or older. Please note: It doesn't matter what date you turn 65, apply the year you turn 65.
Totally and permanently disabled. Disabled applicants must have a physician complete the certificate of disability form or submit a certificate from a state or federal agency.
Applicants must own and occupy their home or mobile home or have ownership interest in it (i.e. land contract), as of January 1 of the application year.
For new applicants the total threshold income as $36,100 for tax year 2023 (for real property) and tax year 2024 (for manufactured or mobile homes). Note: Household income includes income of the applicant and the applicant's spouse. Social Security income is exempt and not considered income for Homestead.
100% VA Certified Military Veterans may also qualify for Homestead.