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Tax Relief Exclusions

To request an application for the Elderly Exclusion, Disabled Exclusion or Circuit Breaker Tax Deferment, please call Maggie Dennis at 252.475.5936, or click the link below then mail the completed application to: Dare County Tax Appraisal, PO Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954. The deadline to submit an application to any of these programs is June 1.

The deadline to submit an application to any of these programs is June 1. Late applications may be considered for good cause through the last day of the calendar year in which the tax is levied. Both a request to consider the late application, and the application itself must be heard and decided by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Any application received after the calendar year ends cannot be approved for any reason or circumstance.

Elderly or Disabled Exclusions

Applicants must be 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled and must be a permanent resident of Dare County. In addition, the previous year’s total income for both an applicant and spouse cannot exceed $30,200 (gross). For unmarried joint property owners, each owner must apply separately and benefit limitations may apply based on the percent of ownership.

This program excludes from taxation the first $25,000 or 50% (whichever is greater) of assessed value for the permanent residence.

Disabled Veteran Exclusion

Honorably discharged disabled veterans or their unmarried surviving spouse may be eligible for a reduction in property tax. There is no age or income limitation on this program.  The applicant must be a permanent resident of Dare County

This program excludes up to the first $45,000 of the appraised value of the permanent residence of an honorably discharged veteran who has a total and permanent disability that is service-connected or who receives benefits for specially adapted housing under 38 U.S.C. 2101. Unmarried joint property owners must apply separately and benefit limitations may apply based on the percent of ownership. If eligible, each owner may receive benefits under either the Elderly or Disabled Exclusion or the Disabled Veteran Exclusion. Once approved for the Disabled Veteran Exclusion, you do not need to reapply unless your disability or benefit status has changed.