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Property Tax Programs, Homesteads & Credits


Homestead is a program to reduce property taxes for owners who also occupy their homes.

Qualifying for homestead
You can qualify for this tax reduction if you own and occupy your house as your main place of residence.

Some relatives of the owner may qualify if they live in the owner’s house. The relatives of the owner must be: child, stepchild, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, parent-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, nephew or niece.

In certain cases, members of family farm corporations and farm partnerships may qualify. Other corporations or LLC’s or partnerships do not qualify.

Some homes owned by a trust qualify, but a TrustHomesteadApplication.pdfTrust Application must be completed.

Last updated: 1/24/2014 4:35 AM