If you own and occupy your home as your principal residence on January 1, you may apply for a homeowner’s exemption. This exemption reduces your assessed value on the annual assessment roll by up to $7,000.
If you build or acquire a home, and there was no exemption on the annual assessment roll, you may also apply for a homeowner’s Exemption on the Supplemental Assessment roll. In order to qualify, you must occupy the home within 90 days of the completion of the new construction or change in ownership. You should apply within 30 days of receiving a Notice of Supplemental Assessment.
On the Annual Assessment roll the full $7,000 exemption is available if filed by 5 p.m. on February 15. 80% of the exemption is available if filed between February 16 and December 10 at 5 p.m. You must immediately notify the Assessor’s Office if a property is no longer eligible for the Homeowner’s Exemption.
If you change your principal residence, you must apply for an exemption on your new property. For more information or to receive an application, please call 209-533-5535.