FRIDAY IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION APPLICATION.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, allow us to channel the City of Philadelphia for just a moment (including its awkward capitalizations):
What is the Homestead Exemption?
The Homestead Exemption offers Real Estate Tax savings to all Philadelphia homeowners by reducing the taxable portion of their property assessment by $30,000, starting in Tax Year 2014.
Who is eligible?
You must simply own the property and live in it as your primary residence. There are no other requirements.
How do I apply?
Apply over the phone! Call the Homestead Hotline at 215-686-9200 to easily apply in minutes. Language access services are also available to apply over the phone in numerous languages.
Or apply online.
Or print the application [go to the website for more options].
Once you are approved, you will get the Exemption every year, unless you move or the deed to your property changes.
Remember: If the deed to your property changes--for any reason--the Homestead will be removed from your property and you MUST reapply to receive the Homestead.
Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday, September 13th: 8 am – 8:30 pm.