The best way to reduce your property tax bill is to apply for homestead exemptions. The application deadline is April 1
. For all exemptions, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the tax year for which application is being made. Applications for 2017 exemptions will not be accepted after April 1.
You may apply online
or contact the Property Tax Department for an application. If you mail the completed application, we recommend using certified mail; the signed certified signature card, along with a postmark on or before the deadline, will serve as proof of timely application. Once granted, the homestead exemption is automatically renewed each year.
to learn more about available exemptions and eligibility requirements.