Kenai Peninsula Owners/occupiers of residence–
Senior Citizen Exemption: Requires a one-time filing by the owner of record and remains in effect until ownership, occupancy or eligibility changes. Applicant must be 65 years of age or older before January 1 of the filing year (or surviving spouse age 60 or older). Proof of age (i.e., birth certificate) must be provided at time of initial filing. To qualify for exemption the applicant must be eligible to receive a PFD. All recipients who do not receive a PFD will be required to re-apply annually. Exempts up to $300,000 of assessed value.
Disabled Veteran Exemption: Requires a one-time filing by the owner of record and remains in effect until ownership or occupancy changes. The applicant must have a service-connected disability rated at 50% or more by the Veterans Administration. Verification of disability rating must be submitted annually. Exempts the value of the primary residence and residential use of land. Applications for the Senior Citizen or Disabled Veteran Exemptions must be delivered to the Assessor’s Office, or postmarked on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Applications are available at Borough Offices in Soldotna, Homer and Seward. Forms are also available for printing from the web: http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/assessingdept
or call the Assessor’s Office (907) 714-2230 – toll free within the borough 1-800-478-4441.
You can also get forms and file at the Borough’s Seward office in the Sea View Plaza Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00 or call Cheryl at 224-2001. Because the deadline falls on Friday, and the Seward office is closed, there will be forms outside the office door for your convenience. Please be advised that you must have your envelope hand stamped by 2/15/13 to qualify for the exemption.