You should file electronically - either online or by phone (1-877-658-2972), unless you are required to file a paper application. See "When to File a Paper Application" under the "Filing Information for Homeowners" tab below.
The filing deadline for the ANCHOR Application - Tax Year 2019 - is January 31, 2023.
We send notifications that include the property ID and PIN when we begin accepting applications for the filing year. Most notices are sent by mail, but some are sent by email depending on the preference indicated when filing the prior year's application.
Allow two weeks from the date on the mailing schedule to receive the notification by mail or email.
Retrieve your ID and PIN Online
If you filed a 2018 Homestead Benefit last year for the same property you owned and occupied on October 1, 2019, access the online ID and PIN application to get your ID and PIN.
I cannot retrieve my ID and PIN online and it’s more than two weeks from the mailing schedule
What You Need to File
You will need the assigned Identification Number and PIN of your principal residence (main home) you owned and occupied on October 1, 2019, to file by phone or online. Also, be prepared to provide your:
You will also be asked if:
Some homeowners must complete a paper application, Form ANCHOR-H, and file by mail or save and upload the form using our electronic filing system. Most homeowners filing paper applications will need to include supporting documentation to verify eligibility. See application instructions for proper enclosures.
Who must file a paper application?You must file a paper application if:
How to get a paper application (Form ANCHOR-H)
You need the ID and PIN of the property you owned and occupied on October 1, 2019.
Log in to the online filing system using your ID and PIN. Choose the link to print the form.
You also have the option to file the form using the electronic filing system. You must save a copy of the completed ANCHOR-H to your device and upload the file using this system.
If you are unable to retrieve your ID and PIN to log in to the online system, contact the ANCHOR Hotline at 1-888-238-1233 or visit a Regional Information Center for help.
Where to mail the completed ANCHOR-H form with supporting documentation if necessaryANCHOR Application