Deadline nears for property tax exemption for disabled homeowners

The deadline is nearing for disabled homeowners to apply for the Homestead Exemption. David O'Neill, Fayette County's property valuation administrator, said in a statement that anyone applying based on a disability, except for disabled veterans, must annually resubmit a disability verification before Dec. 31.

To receive the exemption because you are disabled, you have to be classified as totally disabled under a public or private retirement system, receive disability payments from that system and have maintained the disability classification for the entire calendar year for which you seek the exemption. A copy of the disability declaration letter from your retirement system is considered sufficient proof.

For 2011 and 2012, the Homestead Exemption is $34,000, the amount is deducted from the fair cash value assessment of your residence. To learn more, go to or call (859) 246-2722, Ext. 238.