For some segments of our local population, property taxes can be a financial burden. The Tax Relief Program began in 1973 and provides property tax relief for qualified elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as disabled veteran homeowners or their surviving spouses. This is a state program funded by appropriations authorized by the General Assembly. Washington County matches up to the state amount, not to exceed the billed amount.
The staff in the Trustee's Office can assist homeowners in applying for tax relief. Anyone applying for tax relief must bring:
- Drivers license
- Medicare card
- Proof of income for the previous tax year
- Social Security card