Real Estate Exemptions

The GENERAL HOMESTEAD (OWNER OCCUPIED) EXEMPTION is given to a Homeowner who lives in their home as of January 1st of the taxing year. The amount of this exemption could be as much as $6,000 off the assessed value. This can be done by contacting the Assessor’s Office. You may check your tax bill under exemptions to see if it was applied.

The SENIOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION is given to Seniors 65 years and older who live in their home as of January 1st of the taxing year. This benefit amount is $5,000 off the assessed value.

The HOMESTEAD IMPROVEMENT EXEMPTION is given to any homeowner who lives in their home and adds value by an improvement or addition they have made on their residence. The amount of this exemption, given over a four (4) year period, is based on the type of improvement made and how much value was added to the original construction.

The SENIOR CITIZENS ASSESSMENT FREEZE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION is given to Seniors 65 years and older with a maximum household income of $55,000. This exemption freezes the assessment on the property. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office.

 

If anyone is in need of assistance to complete this application and cannot come to the office, we ask that you call, 618-656-6305, to schedule an appointment for a home visit. Our office is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.