Homeowners who turn 65 at any point in 2011 are now eligible for the Homestead Exemption Program and are encouraged to sign up with the Clark County Auditor. Enrollment is now open until Monday, June 6th and applications are available in the Auditor’s office or by calling 521- 1862.
The Homestead exemption program brings property tax relief to homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled. There are no income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those turning 65 any time in 2011) must sign up with the Auditor’s office. Homeowners already enrolled in Homestead do not need to reapply.
Qualified applicants who missed last year’s deadline may also sign up before June 6th and still get a reduction on last year’s taxes, as well as this year’s. Current Homestead Exemption 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 521-1862.