Time Frame for Applying
You must sign up in person for this program between January 1st and March 1st each year to qualify for the reduction on your real estate tax bill.
The owner must be age 65 by December 31 of the previous year or handicapped.
Household gross income from the taxpayer, spouse, and all relatives living in the home must total less than $50,000.
Total net worth, excluding home and 1 acre, must be less than $200,000.
Veterans that are not 100% service connected or 100% disabled must provide income statements.
Income verification is required. If verification statements are not brought in, this office will not be able to complete the application process. A handwritten summary will not be accepted as verification.
401 plan statements
Certificates of deposit (CD)
Checking and saving statements
Other income resources, including all interest income from these statements
Social security benefit statements
Additional Requirement for Handicapped Applicants
Handicapped applicants must supply this office with a letter from a doctor or the certification letter from social security the first year he/she applies for this tax reduction.
Taxes must be paid by the June 5th and November 5th deadlines to avoid penalty and interest charges.