Exemption Claims for the 2021 Lien Date
In the last week of December, the Assessor’s office mailed out annual property Exemption Claim forms to all known claimants. Claims for the Welfare Exemption (for qualifying non-profit agencies, including some church properties), Church Exemption, Lessor Exemption, Cemetery Exemption, Library/Museum Exemption, Historic Aircraft Exemption and the low-income Disabled Veterans’ Exemption must be filed annually. The basic Disabled Veterans’ Exemption, Homeowners’ Exemption and Religious Exemptions are all one-time filings. Our office does, however, send out an annual questionnaire to existing claimants of the Religious Exemption to determine if any information has changed.
As required by law, and as changes in ownership are processed in our office, the Assessor also mails Homeowner Exemption claim forms to all buyers of residential property. To qualify for a 2021 Homeowner Exemption, the home must be owner occupied as of 12:01 AM January 1, 2021.
For more information, please see Exemptions under Assessments on our main webpage, or contact our Exemptions Division.