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***Due to transmission issues, this evening\'s (1-18-22) City Council meeting is unlikely to be broadcast on Channel 15 as it normally would be. The meeting will remain available in person, on the website live stream, and on Zoom
A recording will also be available this week, as always. We apologize for the unanticipated issue, and any inconvenience caused by it.***

Senior Tax Work-Off Program

The Senior Tax Work Off Program was created in an effort to provide property tax relief to senior homeowners in exchange for volunteer hours. Each year, the program offers a $750 abatement per household to thirty residents, chosen by lottery, who are willing to volunteer in the offices of a variety of city departments. Residents are not eligible for the abatement two consecutive years in a row, unless fewer than thirty eligible residents apply. In this instance, a lottery of entrants who participated in the year prior is held to determine who fills the remaining slots, thus seniors are encouraged to apply every year.

Applications are usually made available at the beginning of March, with a due date at the end of April. Applications must be accompanied with a completed CORI form and a copy of the applicant's driver's license (copies can be made at the Senior Center).

* The 2021 application cycle has closed. Documents below should be considered examples. *

Download the 2021 Senior Tax Work-Off Application
Download the CORI form
Applications are also available on site at the Senior Center.

View the ordinance outlining the program.

Are you a veteran? You may also be eligible to apply for the Veteran Property Tax Work Off Program - Find out how by visiting their page!

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