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.