Real Estate Property Tax Rollback and Homestead Exemptions are forms of property tax relief. Every property taxpayer receives a 10% property tax rollback. This became law several years ago with the enactment of the state income tax. The auditor's office also administers the 2.5% Property Tax Reduction Law passed in 1979 for residential and agricultural parcels on which there is a home site occupied by the owner. In addition, senior citizens and the permanently disabled and are eligible to receive the Homestead Exemptions (reduction in real estate taxes) provided they meet eligibility guidelines. Applications are available at the Auditor's Office. Manufactured homes are also included in the Homestead Program.
The Homestead Exemption program provides tax relief to seniors and disabled persons. The current statute exempts $25,000 of property from real estate tax. Each year the sign-up period is from January 1st through March 31st.
If you missed the 2009 sign-up period you can still apply in 2010 for 2009. You will have already received you tax bill, so we will apply the entire credit to your second-half bill. Applications will be available in January.
For questions please feel free to call 440-576-3793.