City Local Elderly and Disabled Homeowners Program

Applicants may be eligible for this program if they meet the following requirements:

  • Resided in the City of Danbury for at least one year prior to his or her application.  REVISED residency requirement pending.
  • The real property for which the tax relief is being claimed MUST be the principal residence of the applicant.
  • Applicant must be over the age of 65 years old by the end of the calendar year preceding the filing period OR applicant must be totally disabled (regardless of age). Current proof of disability will be required at the time of application.

In order to apply, applicants must provide the following documentation.

  • Federal Income Tax Return.  If you are not required to file a tax return, you will need to provide documentation of all income. Gross income is considered for all our programs.
  • Social Security 1099 form
  • If under age 65 years old and social security disabled, you will also need current proof of disability from social security.

Eligible applicants who file between February 1st and May 12th will receive the tax credit on their real estate tax bill in July.

Applicant(s) must meet the income requirements for the year in which they are filing: 

City Local Elderly & Disabled Homeowners Program Income Limits for the 2021 Grand List

Marital Status                                  Maximum Limit

      Single                                                 $60,800

      Married                                               $69,100

The filing period is between February 1st and May 12th. Applicants must file every other year in order to maintain eligibility. In order to apply applicants must provide the following documentation:

  • Federal Income Tax Return.  If you are not required to file a tax return, you will need to provide documentation of all income. Gross income is considered for all our programs.
  • Social Security 1099 form.
  • If under age 65 years old and social security disabled, you will also need current proof of disability from social security.
  • Copy of any other income not included in the above documentation.

Eligible applicants who file between February 1st and May 12th will receive the tax credit on their real estate tax bill in July.

 

Local Elderly/Disabled Programs (You may be eligible for more than one, depending on your income)

 

 Local  (Gross Income limit: $48,100 Single/$56,400 Married)*

 Benefit amount $450 Single / $600 Married

 

 Local Energy (Gross Income limit: $60,800 Single/$69,100 Married)*

 Benefit amount $250 Single / $350 Married

 

 City Deferral Program – ANNUAL FILING

 Benefit amount is 25% of real estate taxes with a lien of 5% per annum

 

S.A.V.E. Volunteer Program (Gross Income limit: $60,800 Single/$69,100 Married)*

      Benefit amount $700 (Taxpayer must volunteer 100 hours of work with a nonprofit 

      agency)