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Reminder to file for Homestead Exemption
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Monday, February 18, 2013 9:07 PM

Paulding County Auditor Claudia Fickel is reminding homeowners that the deadline for Homestead Exemption is June 3. Continuing Homestead Exemption forms were mailed in January to all property owners who are currently receiving the reduction on the real estate or mobile home tax bills. Forms need to be returned if a change has occurred in ownership, principal place of residence or disability status.

To be eligible for the Homestead Exemption, a resident must live in the home as their primary residence and be either:

at least 65 years of age or turn 65 during 2013 or,

certified as permanently and totally disabled as of Jan. 1, 2013, or,

be the surviving spouse of a previously qualified Homestead Exemption homeowner, who was at least 59 years old on the date of their spouse’s death.

New applications must be received in the auditor’s office by June 3 to receive the exemption on the first property tax bill payable in 2014.

If you feel you qualify for the exemption and are not currently enrolled in the program, please contact the auditor’s office at 419-399-8205 to obtain an application. You may also stop by the auditor’s office, first floor in the court house, 115 N. Williams St., Paulding, between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,Monday-Friday, or visit the website at www.pauldingcountyauditor.com.