The Homestead Exemption is a program designed to help the elderly, blind, and disabled. This program exempts the first $50,000 value of your primary home. Qualifications include: AGE- 65 on or before December 31, preceding year of application. If you own real estate jointly with a spouse only one is required to be 65 years of age. - If property is jointly owned please bring or mail the spouse’s date of birth. - To apply you will need proof of date of birth (driver’s license or birth certificate). DISABILITY- You must be totally and permanently disabled: To apply you will need to present documentation from the state or federal agency certifying the disability. BLINDNESS-Certified by a licensed ophthalmologist, or a letter from the Commission for the Blind. Either of the aforementioned qualification(s) - age, disability, or blindness - makes one eligible for the exemption. Questions regarding eligibility status and application procedures should be directed to: (803) 576-2610 or 576-2611.
For any questions call the Richland County Auditor’s Office at 803-576-2600