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Over 65 Senior Tax Exemption

Genesee County Government to Increase Senior Exemption Income Levels

Genesee County Senior/Aged Exemption Limits

Genesee County, NY - The Genesee County Legislature passed a resolution to increase the income levels for senior exemptions for residents aged 65 and over. As approved, this change will come into effect on March 1st, 2024, the change to affect the 2025 County taxes.

The adjustment aims to benefit homeowners whose income falls within the new income parameters with qualifying household income up to $32,200. The previous income parameters were up to a maximum of $24,900. Genesee County encourages eligible individuals to apply now to their local assessor before the March 1st deadline. We encourage you to act now if you believe that you may qualify under the proposed new income threshold.

It's important to note that individuals who have already applied and been confirmed by their assessor that they are receiving the exemption for the 2024 assessment rolls do not need to reapply. For anyone who would now qualify under the proposed income threshold that either has not yet applied for the exemption or was previously denied because your income exceeded the prior limit and now you would qualify, please make sure to file an exemption application with your local assessor by the March 1st deadline. 

Income guidelines for eligibility include various sources such as social security and retirement benefits, interest, dividends, net capital gains, net rental income, net income from self-employment, salaries, and earnings.

Forms and additional guidelines for income and other requirements can be accessed through the following links:

We do acknowledge that this is a tight time frame for applications to be submitted, we greatly appreciate our local assessors for taking the extra time to speak with homeowners and process the additional applications.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Genesee County Real Property Office at:

(585) 344-2550 ext 2219 or ext 2215.