Friday, February 14, 2014

Now is a good time to apply for 2014 homestead exemptions

If you need to file for a new homestead exemption in Decatur for 2014, this is the perfect time of year. Filing within the next month will help ensure that your exemption appears on your 1st installment tax bill which will be mailed out April 1.

If you previously applied for a homestead exemption with the City of Decatur, you do not need to re-apply with us. If you filed for an exemption with DeKalb, you must also apply with Decatur. If you only applied with Decatur, you should also apply with DeKalb.  You must also apply if you qualify for a new exemption based on age or income. Further information on local homestead exemptions can be found at

Eligible residents can apply for the basic homestead exemption on our website here. For exemptions based on age or income, please come to City Hall at 509 North McDonough Street.

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