Home Improvement Exemption (H.I.E.)
The HIE is available to homeowners who have made a physical improvement that results in a change in your assessment. Some example of improvements that would qualify: add/replace a deck or patio, sunroom, finish a basement, addition to the home or garage, or build a new garage. Adding new windows or replacing a roof are examples of things that do not qualify. If you are not sure if your improvement will qualify for this exemption, please call the office.
There is not an application for this exemption; most of the information comes from inspections and permits. With this exemption you may qualify for up to 25,000 in assessed value, or up to $75,000 in Market Value. This Home Improvement Exemption Value is shown on your property tax bill in the calculation area. This exemption is good for 4 years and on the 5th year the exemption will be removed.