The Homestead Exclusion is a tax benefit for persons who own and occupy their property as their residence. To qualify for homestead, you must own and occupy your residence by December 1 of the current year and file by December 15. You must file an application, along with your and your spouse's social security numbers, with the County Assessor in order to receive this benefit.
Your property can also be granted a ‘relative homestead’. This benefit is extended to qualifying relatives (see fact sheet below for list) of the owners who occupy the property. In order to qualify a Homestead Application must be submitted to the Assessor's Office. Relative Homesteads are verified annually by letter.
Homestead applications are due to the Assessor's Office no later then December 15.