What is homestead exemption?

Homestead exemption is the reduction in the taxable value of the homestead as authorized by law. 1,000 is the maximum that can be deducted for the assessed value of a residential property. Homestead exemption is granted to the homeowner who resides in the property on a permanent basis as of January 1. The deed or other evidence of ownership must be executed on or before January 1 and filed in the County Clerk's office on or before February 1.

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1. What is homestead exemption?
2. How do I apply for homestead exemption?
3. Must I reapply for homestead exemption every year?
4. Can active duty military personnel receive a homestead?
5. Can mobile homeowners receive a homestead exemption?
6. What are the benefits of homestead exemption?
7. What if I already have homestead exemption and my deed changes?
8. Are there any property tax relief programs for a person with low income?
9. How do I qualify and file for the additional homestead exemption?
10. What do I bring to the Assessor's office in order to apply for homestead exemption?
11. How do I qualify/apply for the state property tax credit or refund program?
12. What is the senior valuation freeze?
13. How do I apply for the freeze?
14. What do I bring to the Assessor's office in order to apply for the senior valuation freeze?
15. What is the Veteran's exemption?
16. How do I apply for the Veteran's exemption?