When do I apply for homestead exemption?

If you purchase and occupy the property before January 1, you are eligible to apply for homestead exemption (PDF) in the Tax Assessor's office. The filing period is January 1 through April 1. Filing for homestead exemption may reduce your taxes substantially. If you are eligible, please be sure and take advantage of these savings. Please be reminded that if you have a change in marital status due to death or divorce, you must refile for homestead exemption. Please contact the Tax Assessor's office for more information.

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1. What are Land Records?
2. Are Land Records open to the public?
3. How do I obtain copies?
4. How do I record a land document?
5. What requirements must be met to record a document?
6. What are the various recording fees?
7. What does the Clerk's Office accept in payment for recordings?
8. What if a check for recording fees is not correct?
9. When is my document recorded?
10. Will my original land record be returned to me?
11. Does the Clerk's office have blank forms for land records related to documents?
12. Does the Clerk's Office accept eRecordings?
13. What happens now that my mortgage or lien is satisfied?
14. How can I find a lien that may be filed against my real property?
15. What is a Transfer on Death Deed (TODD)?
16. Should I file a death certificate after a spouse or joint property owner has died?
17. What must I do before purchasing real property?
18. When do I apply for homestead exemption?
19. When do I pay my current property taxes?
20. When are delinquent taxes auctioned off at the Tax Sale?
21. How do I purchase tax sale real property forfeited to the State?
22. When is the Tax Sale Conducted?
23. How can I pay my delinquent taxes?
24. How can I find foreclosure notice of sale postings?
25. Does the chancery Clerk's Office offer notarial services?