Circuit Breaker Form
If you will be at least 66 years old by December 31, 2013, or widowed and earned less than $30,688 in 2012, you may qualify for the Circuit Breaker abatement. The Circuit Breaker abatement can reduce your property tax in 2013 up to the full amount that is owed. If you think you might qualify, fill out the Circuit Breaker Form and return it to the Auditor's Office no later than September 1 each year.
, Indigent - Statement of Hardship or Disability , Indigent - Financial Summary
If you will not be at least 66 years old by December 31, 2013 or widowed, but are disabled, or have other extreme hardships, and earned less than $30,688 in 2012, you may qualify for the Indigent abatement. The Indigent abatement can reduce your property tax in 2013 up to one half of the taxes owed. If you think you might qualify, fill out the three Indigent forms and return them to the Auditor's Office no later than September 1 each year. This abatement is typically granted to individuals who are permanently disabled, receive only Social Security Disablity income, and have no other resources to pay their taxes.
Veteran with a Disability Exemption
If you are Veteran who was disabled as a result of your service, and your disability from the VA is at least 10%, you may qualify for a Veteran with a Disability Exemption. First time applicants must submit a copy of their disability statement from the VA along with the Veteran with a Disability Form. A new application is not required each year unless personal property (such as a vehicle) is being exempted. However, the county may ask you to verify your primary residence each year.
Blind Exemption Form
If you are blind person, the unmarried surviving spouse of a blind person, or a minor orphan of a blind person, you may qualify for a blind exemption. This exemption would apply to the first $11,500 of taxable value of real or tangible personal property. If you think you might qualify, fill out the Blind Exemption Form and return it to the Auditor's Office no later than September 1 each year.
Continued Property Tax Exemption Form
If you are an organization that is tax exempt, you need to apply for the exemption each year by March 1. If you have already submitted an initial application, then all you need to do is fill out and submit the Continued Property Tax Exemption form.
If this is the first time you are applying for tax exemption for an organization, you will need to fill out all of the following forms:
New Application for Property Exemption