What is the Owner Occupied Rollback?
It is a state-sponsored, county-implemented program to provide a measure of property tax relief for owner-occupied residential property. All owner-occupied residential property automatically qualifies for this program. However, the property owner must file with our office to receive the reduction. Once you are signed up for the program, you never have to renew unless you purchase and move into a different house.
I have owned my home for a number of years. How can I tell if I'm getting this reduction?
There is a column of adjustments on your tax bill. One of the entries is for "owner occupied reduction". If there is a number listed on that line with a minus (-) sign in front of it, you are already getting the reduction and no further action on your part is required.