Special Homestead Exemptions

1) Who is eligible for a special homestead?
2) How do I apply for a 65 and older exemption?
3) How do I apply for a totally and permanently disabled exemption?
4) How much of an exemption will I receive?
5) How often must I reapply?


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1) Who is eligible for a special homestead exemption?

Taxpayers who are 65 or older or who are totally and permanently disabled.

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2) How do I apply for a 65 and older exemption?

Complete a special homestead application and bring or send documentation verifying your age. (i.e. drivers license, birth certificate). Download and print this application:

HOMESTEAD APPLICATION FOR AGE 65 OR OLDER

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3) How do I apply for a total and permanent disability exemption?

Complete a special homestead application, and submit proof of being totally and permanently as follows: total Government Disability (i.e. Social Security, VA) or two Disability affidavits from physicians licensed to practice in Alabama, one being an affidavit obtained through our office (or downloaded from this site) by a physician who is actively providing treatment directly related to the disability of the person seeking the exemption.

HOMESTEAD APPLICATION FOR DISABILITY

PHYSICIAN'S AFFIDAVIT


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4) How much of an exemption will I receive?

For persons 65 or older, please refer to exemption based upon income:

Income                                                                                                                    Exemption
under $12,000  (based on latest Fed. Income Tax Return                          Full & complete  -  no taxes due
over $12,000    (based on latest Fed. Income Tax Return)                          State Taxes
under $12,000 (based on latest AL State Income Tax Return)                  State Taxes and County Exemption up to $152.50
                                                          
Please note that:  ALL EXEMPTIONS ARE BASED ON HOMESTEAD PROPERTY ONLY!


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5) How often must I reapply?

Special homesteads must be claimed annually. Once you receive a special homestead exemption, you are sent an application by mail each year to complete. Failure to return the application will result in your Special Homestead Exemption being removed.