Property Tax Rebate Program

  • The school district offers a property tax rebate program. If you are 65 or older, a widow or widower (50 or older), or permanently disabled, owning and occupying a home in the district, you could qualify. Eligibility is also based on income for the entire household. The 2022-23 application deadline for filing was May 15, 2023.  

     Possible Property Tax Reduction

    As part of Act 1 of 2006, each year by May 1st, the State Secretary of the Budget must certify if there
    are enough funds to provide homeowners with property tax relief. There may be enough money in the
    Property Tax Relief Fund for the 2022-23 tax year that begins on July 1, 2022, to offer this relief again.
    To receive this tax reduction, which comes in the form of a homestead/ farmstead assessment
    reduction, the homeowner must have an approved homestead/farmstead application on file with the
    York County Assessment Office by March 1, 2023. In December 2022, as required under Act 1, the
    District sent out a homestead/farmstead application to any residential property that was not currently
    approved as a homestead/farmstead. This application needs to be completed and returned to the
    County by March 1, 2023, to determine if your property is an eligible homestead/farmstead property.
    Unfortunately, per the Act, properties acquired after the March 1st deadline must wait until the following
    year to qualify for an exclusion.

    If you have submitted an application in the past, received approval for your property, and your primary
    residence has not changed, that approval is still good. If you are unsure whether your property is on the
    approved list of homesteads/farmsteads you may check by accessing the website via www.sycsd. org
    and navigating to Tax Information. There will be a link to put in your property information to check to see
    if your property has been approved.