Homestead Exemptions


Taxpayers who are 65 years or older by Jan 1, of any given year, have certain disabilities, or are veterans of specified foreign wars to qualify. They must own and occupy the property and meet income requirements which are calculated according to the taxpayer’s federal adjusted gross income.The income requirements may fluctuate yearly, according to a Federal sliding inflationary scale.

Homestead exemptions are accepted and processed according to State Statute 77-3510 through 77-3528.  Applications were accepted from February 1 through June 30

Homestead Exemptions FAQ

Who May file?
Qualified applicants include:
Persons over age 65
Certain disabled individuals
Certain disabled veterans and their widows

What would disqualify me for my homestead?
If the home is valued over $115,000.
If my income is over the amount allowed.
If I sell or leave my home before August 15.

How do I file?
You must file between February 1 and June 30 EVERY YEAR in the Assessor's office.
You may either pick up your form and fill it out at home or bring all of your information in and we will fill it out for you.

What do I need to bring?
You need to bring in anything you had for income. The forms that will have that information include:
*Form W-2 from Wages, Salaries, Fees, Commissions, Tips, and Bonuses, etc.
*Form SSA-1099 from Social Security Retirement Income
*Form RRB-1099 from Tier I Railroad Retirement
*Form 1099-R, Form RRB-1099-R from Pensions, Annuities, and IRA Distributions
*Federal Income Tax Return