Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption (SCHE)

For your household to qualify for SCHE:

  • All owners must be 65 or older—or, if you own your property with a spouse or sibling, at least one of you must be 65 or older.
  • The property must be the primary residence of all owners and their spouses. However, if an owner or spouse resides elsewhere, the property may still be eligible if that owner is receiving medical care in a healthcare facility or is absent due to divorce, legal separation, or abandonment.
  • The total combined income of all owners and their spouses, regardless of where they live, must be $58,399 or less.
  • You must have owned the property for at least 12 consecutive months prior to filing this application.

If you believe that you may qualify, please click the “Begin Filing” button below. Apply by March 15 for your benefit to begin in July of the same year.

Note: If you are attempting to renew your existing SCHE benefit, please return to the previous page and select “Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) – Renewal Application”.

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