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About the program

How to qualify

  • Own your property for at least 5 years
  • Live in the home as of January 1 of the current year
  • Occupy the home for at least 6 months during the application year
  • Have an annual household income of $57,000 or less for the previous year
  • Meet equity requirements

What to remember

  • You'll need to pay the first half of your taxes before you apply for a deferral on the 2nd installment. The first payment is due on April 30, and the second on October 31.
  • We base the interest rate for the deferral on an average of the federal short-term rate, plus 3%.
  • The application deadline is September 1 of each year.
  • Future deferrals do not renew automatically. You must reapply each year.
  • The Department of Revenue will pay 50% of your property taxes on your behalf
  • The program is not an exemption or grant
  • The deferred taxes and interest, become a lien on your property until the total amount is repaid.