Seniors 70 years and over must be filed with the Board of Assessors on or before three months after the actual tax bill is mailed.
An applicant must be 70 years old or over as of July 1st of tax year, has owned and occupied property for at least five years, or is a surviving spouse as of July 1st of tax year and the total estate, less any mortgage on any real estate and less the total value of the domicile not to exceed three dwelling units, cannot exceed $40,000. The exemption for this clause is $175.00.
Documentation is required that will disclose the financial circumstances of an applicant. Please note that first year applicants are required to submit a copy of their birth certificate.
Assets / Value of All Property Owned on July 1st of the Present Calendar Year:
Any other personal property
Copies of bank account statements
Copies of statements stocks, bonds, securities
Copy of state and federal tax return from prior calendar year
Motor vehicles and trailers
Application must be filled out completely and additional documentation must be attached for the Assessors to review the application.
Please contact the Assessors’ Office if you have any questions regarding the Clause 17D: Senior exemption application process.