Property Tax Credit (Freeze) for Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze

Senior Citizen Property Tax Credit (Freeze) for the City of St. Louis

On December 18, 2023, Mayor Tishaura Jones signed Board Bill 141 which creates a property tax credit to freeze the City's portion of the property taxes for eligible senior citizen homeowners. The freeze does not apply to other tax rates such as public schools or public library.

This new program will first be effective for tax bills received in 2024.

The applications for this program are not yet available. The Assessor's Office plans to have the applications ready no later than March 1, 2024. The deadline to turn in applications is June 30, 2024.

Applicant requirements

  •  Age 62 or older as of September 1st of the year for which the tax freeze credit is applied.
  •  Obtained at least 40 social security retirement benefit credits.
  •  Is the owner of record or has a legal or equitable interest in their primary residence.
  • Is liable for the payment of real estate taxes on their primary residence.
  • Taxpayer physically occupies the primary residence as their personal dwelling for a majority of the year and uses for their legal address.
  • A primary residence is NOT eligible if it is possessed or used by an eligible taxpayer for investment or commercial purposes, whether in part or in whole.
  •  A taxpayer shall not claim more than one primary residence.

Applications will be available no later than March 1st and are due by June 30th

Property requirements

  • The total appraised market value from the most recent assessment  must be $500,000 or less.
  • Any property currently receiving the benefit of tax abatement is not eligible for the credit.
  • Any property in a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District is not eligible for the credit.

Contact us at zasr@stlouis-mo.gov with any questions.

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