To qualify for the property tax exemption, each senior citizen must have attained the age of 65 on or before December 31, 2020, and must have owned and occupied real property as a permanent place of abode as of December 31, 2020. New applicants must provide proof of age.
A resident widow or widower age 60 to 64 is eligible if the deceased spouse of the widow or widower was eligible for the exemption at the time of his or her death.
Real property owned and occupied as a permanent place of abode by a disabled veteran qualifies for property tax exemption. “Disabled Veteran” means a disabled person separated from the military service of the United States under a condition that is not dishonorable who is a resident of the State, whose disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the military service of the United States, and whose disability has been rated 50% or more by the branch of service in which that person served or by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Applicants must annually provide proof of 50% or more disability.
Qualified applicants for both exemption programs may obtain an application from City Hall or on the City’s website.
Applications must be filed with the City Clerk’s office no later than January 15, 2021.
For further information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 907.835.4313 or email@example.com.