Last summer, we heard the news about the senior property tax credit legislation passed by the County Council. In recent weeks, seniors have been asking when and how to apply.

The Treasury will roll out information about how to apply by early April, with applications available by the end of April.

There will be a web portal for homeowners to apply online.

Paper applications will be available on the forms page located here.

This new credit, effective July 1, 2023, will provide up to a 20% credit of the County property taxes, inclusive of any Homeowners and Homestead Tax Credit, for up to 5 years.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Age 65 and over, AND
2. Own and reside at the property for which credit is sought for at least the previous 10 years, AND
3. The assessed value does not exceed $500,000 at the time of application, AND
4. The application is made by October 1 of the fiscal year the credit is sought.

For example, if you apply for the credit for 2023, you MUST submit your application by October 1, 2023.

To check your assessed value, visit here.

If you have difficulty accessing your information, try using a different browser, such as Firefox, Chrome, or Explorer.

[From the office of CM Dernoga]