A person is eligible for a residential exemption if and only if the owner has occupied the property prior to January 1 of that year, (i.e. owned and lived in the property prior to 01/01/18 will be eligible for FY 2019 exemption. If owned and lived after 01/01/18 will be eligible for FY2020.) To apply for a Residential Exemption fill out the application within 3 months of the date of your 3rd quarter (January) tax bill and bring it to the assessor's office along with the necessary documentation for proof of residency. You can find the application and the documents required on our Taxpayer Application page.