Clay County Homestead Exemptions

Homestead Exemptions

 

Homestead exemptions provide relief from property taxes by exempting all or a portion of the valuation of the homestead from taxation. You may file for a homestead exemption if you are over age 65, certain disabled individuals, or certain disabled veterans and their widows or widowers, and are owner/occupant on record of property. You may file for an exemption between April 1st and June 30th of each year.

Who May file?

Qualified applicants include:

  • Persons over age 65
  • Certain disabled individuals
  • Certain disabled veterans and their widows

What would disqualify me for my homestead?

If the home is valued over $115,000
If my income is over the amount allowed
If I sell or leave my home before August 1st

How do I file?

You must file between April 1st and June 30th EVERY YEAR in the Assessor's Office.
You may either pick up your form and fill it out at home or bring all of you information in and we will fill it out for you.

What do I need to bring?

You need to bring in anything you had for income. The forms that will have that information includes:

  • Form W-2 from wages, salaries, fees, commissions, tips, and bonuses, etc.
  • Form SSA-1099from Social Security retirement income
  • Form RRB-1099 from Tier I railroad retirement
  • Form 1099-R, Form RRB-1099-R from Pensions, annuities, and IRA distributions