Important property tax homestead notice
Please contact your county assessor to file a homestead application on or before December 15, 2016, if one of the following applies:
- You purchased a property in the past year and you, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2016; or
- You, or a qualifying relative occupy a property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2016, and the property was previously classified as non-homestead.
A qualifying relative for homestead purposes depends on the type of property. For residential property, a qualifying relative can be a parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the owner. This relationship may be by blood or marriage. For agricultural property, a qualifying relative can be a child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or of the spouse of the owner.
Once you have been granted the homestead classification, no further applications are necessary unless they are specifically requested by the county assessor.
You must also contact the assessor by December 15, 2016, if you are the property owner, or a qualifying relative of the property owner, and the use of the property has changed during the past year.
If you should sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status.
BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION
THE 2016 BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION ONLINE TRAINING IS NOW OPEN AND BOARD MEMBERS CAN BEGIN TO REGISTER.
WHY DO BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO BE TRAINED?
Legislation enacted in the 2003 and 2008 sessions requires that there be at least one member at each meeting of a Board of Appeal and Equalization who has completed an appeals and equalization course developed or approved by the Commissioner of Revenue within the last four years.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO TAKE THE TRAINING?
Board members should visit our website at:
Click on the line for online training and follow the steps listed on the webpage. It make take up to 5 business days before you can access the training. An email will be sent to you with your login information.
HOW LONG WILL THE ONLINE TRAINING BE AVAILABLE?
The training will be available 24/7 until 5:00 pm on February 1, 2017.
WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE THE TRAINING?
- A computer with sound
- Internet access
- Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or 11
- Operation System: Windows 7 or higher
- Printer is optional. You can save and/or email the certificate rather than print it
HOW LONG DOES THE TRAINING TAKE?
The training should take less than 60 minutes.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE TRAINING?
This training is available to all local and county board members as well as board of appeal and equalization administrators and clerks.
Law requires that there is at least one trained member on the Local Board and County Board of Appeal and Equalization. Therefore, if a board no longer has a trained member, at least one board member must take the training before February 1, 2017.
CAN I TAKE THE TRAINING EVEN IF OUR BOARD ALREADY HAS A TRAINED MEMBER?
Yes! We would recommend that local and county boards have more than one trained member.
CAN I TAKE THE TRAINING AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH I TOOK IT IN 2015?
Yes! You will need to register and wait for a confirmation email which will explain the login information.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Email the Property Tax Division at:
or call 651-556-6104.