Act 1 of 2006 (formerly Act 72) is the Homeowner Tax Relief Act. Its goal is to reduce school district reliance on the real property tax, to be achieved by putting in place new funding options, including local personal or earned income taxes and funds derived from gaming. The reduction in property taxes is achieved by applying these new funds to the homestead and farmstead exclusions.
How to Apply
To apply for homestead / farmstead exclusions, fill out the application
and mail it to:
Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals
150 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Enrollment Deadline is March 1
Voluntary Waiver for Non-Primary Residence
Faxed applications will not be accepted.
For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions
. Also, check the Assessment Online Information (wEdge)
to see if your property is enrolled in the homestead / farmstead exclusion.
Request an Application
To request an application, please contact your local school district: