Sunday, January 24, 2010

Enrollment Opens Again for Homestead Program

Enrollment Opens Again for Homestead Program
Homeowners Turning 65 in 2010 Have Until June 7th to Signup

Date: January 4th, 2010
Contact: Sam Braun 224-8722

Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2010 are now eligible for the
Homestead program and are encouraged to sign up with the Montgomery
County Auditor. Enrollment is now open until June 7th and applications
are available in the Auditor's office or by calling 225-4341.

The Homestead exemption program brings property tax relief to
homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled. There are no
longer any income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those
turning 65 any time in 2009) must sign up with the Auditor's office.
Homeowners already enrolled in Homestead do not need to reapply.

"We want all eligible senior homeowners to take advantage of this tax
break," said Auditor Keith. Last year the average homestead recipient
in Montgomery County saved over $500 on their tax bill."

Qualified applicants who missed last year's deadline may also sign up
before June 7th and still get a reduction on last year's taxes, as well
as this year's. Current homestead recipients do not need to reapply or
do anything unless they have moved or had some change in their status.

Potential new applicants are encouraged to call 225-4341 or log on to for more information.

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