The Department of Assessments and Taxation wants to provide an important reminder to all
homeowners that they only have until December 31, 2012 to file the Application for Homestead Tax
Credit Eligibility to continue to be qualified for this property tax credit that limits the amount of
assessment on which a homeowner actually pays taxes on his or her principal residence. Over the past
five years, the Department has mailed the Homestead application on two separate occasions to every
homeowner in the State either in their new Assessment Notice or by a separate mailing. To date, over
850,000 homeowners statewide have filed their Homestead application.
To find out if you have already filed the one-time application in the past five years, you should go
click on the County name were your property is located and enter the Street address. A page on your
property will be displayed, and you look across the bottom of the page to see if you submitted the
If you have not submitted the application, the form will be mailed to you if you send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org requesting it. Be sure to include in your e-mail your street address for the
property and the specific County where the property is located. The application form will include your Property Account Number and special “Access Number” that will enable you to file the form
electronically and receive back an e-mail confirmation receipt. If you mail the form to the Department, you will not receive a confirmation receipt.