Do I qualify?
Own the home you live in.
You are at least age 61 by December 31 of the previous year or disabled.
Maximum household income of $48,574.
Read the full "Qualification Details" section at the bottom of this page.Read our frequently asked questions.
What will I need?
You will need all income documentation for last year, including federal tax return and all other supporting documents, etc. You'll need to provide these documents for you, your spouse or registered domestic partner as well as any co-owners who live with you. Open this printable list of documents that you will need.
How do I apply?
If you believe that you meet the qualifications, and have your income documents ready, go to our Online Application and follow the step by step instructions.If you are unsure or have questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 360-337-7160. Here are also some helpful tips for using the online application.
The application process includes several steps, such as gathering information to enter and documents to attach. We encourage you to ask a friend or family member for help if you need it. Your local senior centers may also be helpful. Our helpful staff is also available to assist you.
Your qualification for a property tax exemption is based on your ownership, occupancy, age, and income for the preceding year. For example, a property tax exemption for 2023 is based on 2022 information.
You must meet the following requirements to qualify:
Ownership and Occupancy: You own and occupy your house, mobile home, condo, or co-op. It is your principal residence and has been your principal residence for more than 6 months in the preceding year.
Age or disability:
You are at least age 61 by December 31 of the preceding year.
Or you are veteran with a service-connected disability (80% or higher) or disabled
You might also qualify if your deceased spouse or registered domestic partner had an exemption at the time of death and you were at least age 57 that year.
Income: For an exemption on your 2023 property taxes, your household income for 2022 must be $48,574 or less. Household income includes income received by you, by your spouse or domestic partner, and by a co-owner who lives with you. It includes taxable and non-taxable income for the IRS. There are some qualified expenses that can be subtracted.
What to expect when you apply: Once the review process is complete; you will be notified of your exemption status or we'll ask you for additional information if needed.
Still have questions? Review our FAQs or contact our office:
Kitsap County Assessor's Office614 Division Street MS-22, Port Orchard, WA 98366360-337-7160 | firstname.lastname@example.org