Deductions work by reducing the amount of assessed value a taxpayer pays on a given parcel of property. Application for deductions must be completed and dated not later than December 31 annually. Taxpayers do not need to reapply for deductions annually. Reapplication should only occur if the property is sold, the title is changed or the home is refinanced (mortgage deduction only).
We highly recommend obtaining a receipt of the filings while you are there. Keep your receipt of the exemptions in a safe place as this is your only proof that your exemptions have been filed.
County auditors are the best point of contact for questions regarding deductions and eligibility.