Most homeowners file their applications either online or by phone. Both filing systems are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the filing period. The filing deadline for 2016 Homestead Benefit applications is November 30, 2018.
When you complete your application, you will receive a confirmation number. Make sure to save it.
The confirmation number is your only proof that the application was submitted.
You will need the assigned Identification Number and PIN of your principal residence you owned and occupied on October 1, 2016 to file by phone or online. Also, be prepared to provide your:
You will also be asked if:
If you have not received filing information in the mail or an email from us, check the application mailing schedule. Allow at least one week after the expected delivery date for your county before contacting the Homestead Benefit Hotline at 1-888-238-1233 or visiting a Regional Information Center for help.
If you filed last year and did not receive your application, you may be able to get your ID/PIN and additional filing information here.
Note: If you did not file an application for the 2015 benefit, you were a new homeowner in 2016, or your property was new construction in 2016, your ID and PIN may not be available. Contact us to receive filing instructions.
Some homeowners are required to file a paper Homestead Benefit application.
You must file a paper application if: