Downingtown Area School District

ACT 1 and the HOMESTEAD/FARMSTEAD Exclusion

ACT 1

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2006 (Act 1) is a state law intended to ease the financial burden of home ownership by providing school districts the means to lower property taxes to homeowners with funding provided by gaming revenue.
 
Homestead/Farmstead Exclusions

In order to be eligible for a property tax reduction you must have applied for and been approved by the county assessment office for the homestead or farmstead exclusion by March 1st. If you are a new resident or have not previously applied for the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion, please contact your county assessment office.

Click here to access the homestead/farmstead application and information from the Chester County Assessment office:

Status of Homestead/Farmstead Applications

Chester County residents may call Chester County Assessment Office at 610-344-4570 to check the status of their homestead filing.
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