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No. The homestead exemptions applied for through the Supervisor of Assessments office are free.
No, you will need to claim homestead exemption on your primary residence.
All homestead exemptions require that the residential property that is occupied by its owner or owners as his or their principal dwelling place, or that is a leasehold interest on which a single family residence is situated, which is occupied as a residence by a person who has an ownership interest therein, legal or equitable or as a lessee, and on which the person is liable for the payment of property taxes.
Unfortunately, no. The General Homestead Exemption is provided for principal residences occupied by their owners; the current amount of the exemption is $6,000. However, the General Assembly has also required that "Where married persons maintain and reside in separate residences qualifying as homestead property, each residence shall receive 50% of the total reduction in equalized assessed valuation provided by this Section."
Therefore, regardless of whether you have any recorded interest in your husband’s property or whether your husband has any recorded interest in your property, this statute specifically limits the homestead exemption to $3,000 for each property.
If you are a senior, the senior homestead can be applied for both properties if the general homestead is split between the two properties. Only one property could possibly qualify for the senior freeze homestead exemption if all requirements are met.
The Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze exemption does not freeze the tax bill amount. It will freeze the assessed value of the property to the value prior to the year that you initially signed up for the exemption. A tax bill with the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze exemption applied will not stay the same from year to year due to the tax rate. The Supervisor of Assessments Office can freeze the assessed value of your property but we cannot freeze the tax rate applied.
Yes. Under the state property tax code, the assessment of farmland is based on its agricultural economic value, not its fair cash value. Major factors in farmland valuation include soil productivity, crop prices, and farm loan interest rates.
The PTAX-228 Notice of Property Assessment is sent out to all property owners in the Quadrennial Assessment year only. Property owners that have changes to their assessed valued, for reasons other than the township factor being applied, will receive a notice of assessment in the non-quad years.
Model Homes and Fraternal Freeze contact
County Clerk Office
Tax Deferral program through the Treasurer's Office