Homestead Tax Credit for Senior Citizens or Disabled Persons

You may be eligible for North Dakota's Homestead Credit Program if you are:

  • 65 years of age or older, or
  • permanently and totally disabled.

Qualified homeowners receive a credit to reduce property taxes on their home. Qualified renters receive a partial refund of their rent.

Property Tax Credit Homeowner Requirements for Senior Citizens:
(See ND State Century Code for complete requirements)
You must be 65 years of age or older in the year for which the application is made.

  • For a husband and wife who are living together, only one may apply for the credit. Only the spouse applying for the credit must be 65 years of age or older.
  • You must reside on the property for which the credit is claimed, as of the assessment date, and have an interest in the property. 
  • Your total income, plus the income of your spouse and any dependents, may not exceed $70,000 for the calendar year preceding the assessment date.

Property Tax Credit Homeowner Requirements for Disabled Persons:
(See ND State Century Code for complete requirements)
The applicant must be permanently and totally disabled.

  • Proof of total disability must be established with a certificate from a licensed physician, or a written determination of disability from the social security administration or any federal or state agency authorized to certify an individual's disability.
  • There is no age requirement for the disabled person's credit.
  • You may be either a homeowner or renter.
  • A disabled person must meet the same income requirements as a senior citizen.

Use the link below to download the Homeowners Application form. Provide an affidavit or physician’s certificate if claiming Disabled Persons exemption for first time.

If you would like assistance filling out the application form or for more information, please contact the Assessing Department, phone 701-667-3232 or send an e-mail.