Tax Relief for Seniors

  • Many older adults are unaware that they may already qualify for significant, additional reductions in School and County property taxes.

  • Senior School Property Tax Credit

    Homeowners age 65 or over are eligible for a tax credit against regular school property taxes of 50 percent (up to $400).

    To qualify, simply complete a Senior School Property Tax Credit Application (below) and return it to the New Castle County Assessment Office by April 30. To learn more, visit the Delaware Department of Finance's website (below) or call New Castle County at 302-395-5520.

    Filing Deadline: April 30 for the upcoming tax year

    Details Apply

  • Over-65 Exemption

    We encourage all senior residents to investigate the Over-65 Exemption Application (below), and the Disability Exemption Application, available on the County's website (below). If you have questions or need help completing the form, contact New Castle County at 302.395.5520. 

    Filing Deadline: June 1, 2020 for Tax Year beginning July 1, 2020

    Details Apply

  • FAST FACT: Taxes collected are applied to students in ALL public schools, including students who attend charter and choice schools.

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