This program provides a property tax exemption for senior citizens who own one, two, or three family homes, condominiums, or cooperative apartments.
|In early April, we mailed letters to SCHE and DHE recipients who did not submit renewal applications by the March 15 deadline. Some notices were sent in error to homeowners who had already submitted their renewal. We are sending new letters to people who had already renewed but got the early April letter. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this caused. If you received a notice saying that your SCHE/DHE renewal was received, you can disregard all other notices. If you missed the deadline but still want to renew, please send us your application as soon as possible. All applications that we have received will be processed. If you would like confirmation on the status of your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 311.
Note: You cannot receive both SCHE and DHE (Disabled Homeowners' Exemption). If you qualify for both, we will only grant SCHE.
The table below helps you estimate how much your assessed value might be reduced by.
|If the Owners' Income Is Between||(SCHE) Can Reduce The Assessed Value By|
|$36,500 and $37,399||5%|
|$35,600 and $36,499||10%|
|$34,700 and $35,599||15%|
|$33,800 and $34,699||20%|
|$32,900 and $33,799||25%|
|$32,000 and $32,899||30%|
|$31,000 and $31,999||35%|
|$30,000 and $30,999||40%|
|$29,001 and $29,999||45%|
|$0 and $29,000||50%|
Your Homeowner Tax Benefits Application and all required documents must be postmarked by March 15 (or the next business day if March 15 is on a weekend) for your exemption to begin on July 1 in the same year.
Please note that if you are a senior citizen who currently receives SCHE on your home and you sell your current New York City property and purchase a new one in the City after the filing deadline has passed, you can have your SCHE benefit moved to your new property by submitting an application within 30 days of the purchase of your new property.
Note for Property Owners: You may also be eligible to receive the following exemptions: Clergy, Disabled Homeowners, and Veterans. Read More
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