Is there tax relief for seniors?

  • Homeowners 65 and over, who meet a 10-year residency requirement, are eligible for a school tax credit of up to $500 on their primary residence. (Individuals who establish legal residence in Delaware AFTER December 31, 2012, but prior to January 1, 2018, will be required to have been living in Delaware for a period of at least 3 consecutive years in order to be eligible to receive credit.) To qualify, complete a School Tax Credit Application, found here, and return it to the Sussex County Assessment Division by April 30. Once you apply and are accepted, you do not need to reapply. 

    For more information, call (302) 855-7824 or visit the website: https://finance.delaware.gov/senior-relief/