Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemption Extension

The deadline to apply for the Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze exemptions has been extended to March 30, 2018. The initial deadline was February 7, but was later extended to March 2. The new March 30 deadline will give seniors extra time to return their forms. Applications must be postmarked by March 30 to be considered on time. They can also be submitted in person to the Assessor’s office.

Requirements for the Senior Citizen Exemption:

  • been born prior to or in the year 1952,
  • owned the property, or have a lease or contract which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes, and
  • used the property as a principal place of residence

Requirements for the the Senior Freeze Exemption:

  • been born prior to or in the year 1952,
  • a total household income of $65,000 or less for [income] Tax Year 2016,
  • owned the property or had a legal, equitable or leasehold interest in the property on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017,
  • used the property as a principal place of residence as of January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017, and
  • been responsible for the payment of 2016 and 2017 property taxes.