Payments, assistance & taxes

Enroll in the Real Estate Tax deferral program

If your Real Estate Tax increases by more than 15% from the previous year, you may be able to pay the excess amount at a later date (defer payment). If eligible, you can defer payment until the property is transferred or sold. The City will charge a minimum annual interest rate of at least 2%, and the deferred amount will also be subject to a lien.

Eligibility guidelines

Eligibility is based on annual household income and size. There are four tiers, or levels, of eligibility. The higher your income, the higher your Real Estate Tax must be for you to be eligible for a deferral.

Tier 1: Annual household income is $67,651 or greater. Real Estate Tax must be more than 25% of income. (Example: $70,000 income x 0.25 = $17,500. Real Estate Tax must be more than $17,500 a year to be eligible.)

Tier 2: Annual household income is $48,301-$67,650. Real Estate Tax must be more than 12% of income. (Example: $50,000 income x 0.12 = $6,000. Real Estate Tax must be more than $6,000 a year to be eligible.)

Tier 3: Annual household income is $29,001-$48,300. Real Estate Tax must be more than 8% of income. (Example: $30,000 income x 0.08 = $2,400. Real Estate Tax must be more than $2,400 a year to be eligible.)

Tier 4: Annual household income is $29,000 or less. Real Estate Tax must be more than 5% of income. (Example: $20,000 income x 0.05 = $1,000. Real Estate Tax must be more than $1,000 a year to be eligible.)

Monthly income
Household size Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
1 $47,401 and up $33,851-$47,400 $20,301-$33,850 $20,300 or less
2 $54,151 and up $38,651-$54,150 $23,201-$38,650 $23,200 or less
3 $60,901 and up $43,501-$60,900 $26,101-$43,500 $26,100 or less
4 $67,651 and up $48,301-$67,650 $29,001-$48,300 $29,000 or less
5 $73,101 and up $52,201-$73,100 $31,351-$52,200 $31,350 or less
6 $78,501 and up $56,051-$78,500 $33,651-$56,050 $33,650 or less
7 $83,901 and up $59,901-$83,900 $36,001-$59,900 $36,000 or less
8 $89,301 and up $63,801-$89,300 $38,301-$63,800 $38,300 or less
Real Estate Tax Liability must be Real Estate Tax greater than 25% of annual household income Real Estate Tax greater than 12% of annual household income Real Estate Tax greater than 8% of annual household income Real Estate Tax greater than 5% of annual household income

Additional requirements

  • Applicants must use the property as their primary residence.
  • All Real Estate Taxes on the property must be up-to-date or under a payment agreement.

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