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In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Payments, assistance & taxes

Get the Homestead Exemption

If you own property in Philadelphia and it is your primary residence, you are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on your Real Estate Tax.

Legal entities, such as trusts, are never eligible for the Homestead Exemption.

Starting in 2020, most homeowners will typically save about $620 a year on their Real Estate Tax bill. It works by reducing the taxable portion of your property assessment. In effect for 2020 Real Estate Tax bills, the assessed value of the property is reduced by $45,000 when you get Homestead.

Once we accept your application, you never have to reapply for Homestead. You will receive property tax savings every year, as long as you continue to own and live in the property.