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A property tax exemption excuses all or a portion of the assessment because the assessee has met some criteria allowed by the State Constitution. There are exemptions for property used by homeowners, veterans, disabled veterans, churches, religious organizations, welfare organizations and others. A property cannot receive more than one type of exemption. The county is reimbursed by the state for property tax revenue lost by the homeowner's exemption, but not for other types.

Specific Categories of Exemptions:

Religious Exemption

This exemption is available for a church that owns its own property and conducts worship services on the property and operates its own school (as defined). It is also available for property owned or used by the church for parking.

A claim form must be properly completed and filed by February 15th with the Assessor. Claims filed February 16 - December 31 will receive a partial exemption for that year. Annual filing is not necessary for this exemption; however, failure to timely notify the Assessor when the property is no longer eligible will result in a penalty of up to $250.

Click here to access this claim form online


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