The application must be filed with the Assessor's Office on or before April 1.
If their application is subsequently approved, the amount of the exemption will be credited to their 4th Quarter tax bill.
Taxpayers have 3 months from the mailing of the actual tax bill (usually in December) to file a Clause Exemption Application with the Assessors Office. Applicants should check the postmark of the 3rd Quarter bill envelope.
Taxpayers must pay the full amount indicated on this bill by February 1, even if they have an application pending.
A taxpayer may not receive more than 1 of the exemptions listed on the personal exemptions provisions page. If, however, taxpayers qualify for more than 1 of these exemptions, the assessors will encourage them to apply for and receive the exemption that saves them the most money.
The amounts of the exemptions range from $175 to $1,000, depending on the exemption type.
There are other more specific exemptions (surviving spouse of police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty, paraplegic veterans) for which the assessors can provide information.