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SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION: If you are 65 or older, you may apply for the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption and reduce your EAV by $8,000 once approved. The Senior Citizen’s Exemption is now automatic. If you’ve received the Senior Citizen’s Exemption before, it will automatically renew going forward.

LOW-INCOME SENIOR CITZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE EXEMPTION: (MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY) You may qualify for the Low-Income Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze if you qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption and have a total household income of less than $65,000 in the year prior to the property tax year in question. The Low-Income Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze allows qualified Senior Citizens to apply for a freeze of the EAV of their property. This freezes the EAV at the level prior to the taxable year for which the applicant first applies and qualifies or the current year whichever is lower. For example, a senior citizen who applies and qualifies for this exemption in the taxable year 2020 will have the EAV of the property frozen at the 2020 EAV or 2019 EAV whichever is lower. Those receiving this exemption should be aware that this does not automatically freeze the amount of their tax bill. Only the EAV remains at the fixed amount. The amount of dollars that the taxing district asks for (levy) and the tax rate will continue to effect calculation of the bill.

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