Blind Persons – Per the provisions of §12-81(17)
How can I qualify?
As of October 1st assessment date you must:
- Be a Putnam resident.
- Have total and permanent loss of sight in both eyes or reduction of vision to meet statute definition found in §12-92.
How do I apply?
Submit an application provided by the Assessor’s Office along with acceptable documentation of proof of blindness (i.e. certification by a qualified medical doctor).
When may I apply?
You may apply at any time during the year. However, the exemption will be granted the next Grand List date. Example: Exemption application filed November 2, 2005, the exemption will first apply on the October 1, 2006 Grand List.
When do I have to re-apply?
You only have to apply once for this exemption.
What are the benefits of this program?
A reduction of $3,000 in assessment will be applied to property you own.