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How does an organization apply for a property tax exemption?

Answer #725 -- ( Published 05/15/2008 04:01 PM | Updated 07/12/2017 10:40 AM )

How does an organization apply for a property tax exemption?

To apply, your organization should complete one of the following three applications, available from the chief county assessment officer (CCAO).

  • Charitable organizations should complete Form PTAX-300, Application for Non-homestead Property Tax Exemption. You must include copies of:
    • Proof of ownership (deed, contract for deed, title insurance policy, condemnation order and proof of payment, etc.),
    • A picture of the property,
    • Any leases or contracts on the property, and
    • A notarized affidavit of use of the property.
  • Educational and governmental organizations, other than federal and state agencies, should also complete Form PTAX-300. The required attachments are listed on the form.
  • Federal and state agencies should complete Form PTAX-300-FS, Application for Federal/State Agency Property Tax Exemption. The required attachments are listed on the form.
  • Religious organizations should complete Form PTAX-300-R, Application for Religious Property Tax Exemption. The required attachments are listed on the form.

Once you have completed the application, submit it, along with all required documents, to the board of review. The board will hold a hearing and evaluate all of the information submitted before making a recommendation. All of the documents are then forwarded to the department for a final determination. This decision is final unless a formal hearing is requested by the applicant or another party to the matter.

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