The Homestead Exemption for Persons 65 Years of Age and Over As a result of an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, residential property owners who are 65 years or older are eligible for an exemption. The following guidelines shall apply to this Homestead Exemption: The applicant for this exemption must be the recorded owner of the property as of January 1st and must reside at the property listed on the application; only one exemption per residence is allowed. The applicant must be 65 years of age or older during the year for which the application is filed. The applicant shall present appropriate documents, which confirm the age of the applicant. Documents, which would be appropriate to confirm the age of the applicant, include the following: 1. Drivers License 2. Birth Certificate 3. School records 4. Marriage records 5. Medicare card issued by Social Security Persons who qualify for the exemption do not have to reapply each year after filing the initial application. However, such persons must come in and file a new application if they should move since the exemption will not automatically be transferred to their new residence. The Exemption for Totally Disabled Persons As the result of an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, residential property owners who are 100% totally disabled are eligible for an exemption. The following guidelines shall apply to the disability exemption: The applicant for this exemption must reside in and own the property covered by the exemption by Jan. 1 of that year; only one exemption per residence is allowed. The applicant shall present appropriate documents of letters, which confirm the 100% total disability classification of the applicant. An application for the exemption shall be filed in the Property Valuation Administrator's Office ONLY in the month of December for the current calendar year. All letters must be dated in the month of December by the agency confirming the applicant's disability. You should contact this office to see if you qualify for either of these exemptions. We are trying to treat every citizen in Daviess County fairly and with respect.
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