Homestead Exemptions

NOTICE: Homestead Applications are accepted year-round, however, filing deadline for current year is April 1st


  • Applicant must own & reside in house as of January 1st in order to qualify for current year
  • Homeowner must file an application with the Douglas County Tax Commissioner's office on or before April 1st (may apply online or in person)
  • Must provide proof of residency at homestead address (State issued I.D or Driver's license and motor vehicle registration with homestead address); other forms of identification may be accepted - please contact office


  • Standard Homestead Exemption
  • 62 year old Senior: Must be 62 or older as of January 1st
  • 65 year old Senior: Must be 65 or older as of January 1st
  • 65 year old Senior (Fixed Income): Same as above; must meet income requirements to qualify
  • Disability: Must provide two forms of proof permanently disabled or likely to be permanent and unable to be gainfully employed as of January 1st; must provide letter from Social Security Administration stating receiving unemployment benefits and the completed Doctor's Certificate
    - OR- two certificates from two different doctors
  • Disabled Veteran: Must provide statement from VA receiving service-connected disability benefits paid at 100% as of January 1st (see sample letter)
  • Surviving Spouse (Armed Forces killed in action or Police Office/Firefighter killed in the line of duty)