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County Supervisor of Assessments Provides Clarity on Senior Homestead Exemptions

Supervisor of Assessments for White County Gary Baxley says he wants to provide some clarity after receiving several concerned phone calls following last week’s White County Board meeting.  In the report, the board approved elimination of the yearly renewal of Senior Homestead exemptions.  Baxley says he has been receiving some calls from folks concerned that the exemption had been done away with.  Rather, Baxley says, he has worked to make it simpler for residents of White County in that “once a resident reaches the age of 65 which qualifies for the exemption, they’ll be able to stop by the Assessor’s office, sign an application, and then they’ll be qualified annually without the need to renew.”  If they already have the exemption, there will be nothing more for them to do.  If the senior has a total household income of less than $65,000, they will also qualify for the Senior Freeze.  However, that exemption will have to be renewed each year providing the income is below $65,000.  He says he feels it will not only be more convenient for seniors, it will be less paperwork and less expense for the county.  If you have questions about your Senior Homestead or Senior Freeze exemptions, reach out to the White County Supervisor of Assessor’s office directly at 618-382-2332, Extension 6 between 8am and 4pm.

  1. Darrel Kiefer
    Darrel Kiefer
    June 22, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Thank you Mr. Baxley…

  2. OO Buckshot
    OO Buckshot
    June 22, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you Gary Baxley and all others who played a part in this. You are running this officer like it’s your own business, keeping dollars down with efficiency.

  3. Earla Strean
    Earla Strean
    June 23, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Doing excellent job keep it up

  4. Kay Warthen
    Kay Warthen
    June 23, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you for clarifying this change. When will you start having people register?


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