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Applying for Exemptions

You may apply for homestead exemptions if you own, reside and claim the property as your primary residence on January 1. All applicants' names must appear on the deed to the property.

Homestead exemptions are granted based on the qualifications of the applicant. You must apply for each exemption type for which you are eligible. Failure to properly and timely file the application constitutes a waiver of the exemption for that year.

Once granted, the homestead exemption is automatically renewed each year as long as you continually occupy the home under the same ownership.  

The only time you must reapply for an exemption is if there is a change in ownership, residence or you wish to qualify for a higher exemption.

Residents of a city must apply for the city exemptions directly with the city tax office. Questions about exemptions affecting city taxes should be directed to the appropriate city.