This program is handled by the Department of Social Services. The following information is provided as a basic overview. Any questions regarding the program should be directed to the Social Services department. The Real Estate Tax Relief Program for Senior Citizens or Disabled persons provides for the reduction or exemption of real estate property taxes for the home and up to 10 acres of land for certain homeowners.
Real property, including the joint real property of husband and wife, shall be exempt from taxation if the veteran has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor agency pursuant to federal law to have a 100% service-connected, permanent, and total disability, and who occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence. Surviving spouses of disabled Veterans who died after January 1, may also be entitled and continue to live in the same home and have not remarried. The ten acre limit as described above is also applicable to the Veterans program.