Homestead/Farmstead Information

  • Possible Property Tax Reduction for Homeowners

    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 2024-25 tax year that begins on July 1, 2024, 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, 2024. In December 2023, 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, 2024, 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.

  • Homestead/Farmstead Information for Property Owners

    The Taxpayer Relief Act was signed into law in June 2006. It will provide property tax relief to resident homeowners. Initial property tax reductions took effect on July 1, 2008. You can only apply and be approved for one parcel. The tax reduction will come to you in the form of a reduced assessment noted on your school district property tax bill. However, the reduction will not be automatic. You must qualify for the reduction by filing a homestead exclusion application with the county assessment office, and your application must be approved. The deadline to submit applications for property tax relief is March 1, 2024. Send your completed application to: York County Assessment Office Room 105 28 E Market Street York PA 17401 Please note that the county will not accept faxes. You will receive notification regarding your approval/denial from the county assessor within 30 days after the receipt of your application. If for any reason your application is denied, you will be given an opportunity to appeal the county’s determination. This notice is a joint effort of all York County school districts in cooperation with the County of York. By joining together, we have minimized the mailing and processing costs for this notice. Should you have any questions, please contact your school district’s business office. To contact the York County Assessment Office, please call 717-771- 9232. You may also check the status of your application on the website: www.yorkcountypa.gov.

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