Although Milton already has one of the most generous homestead exemption programs in North Fulton, the Milton City Council approved a resolution Dec. 20 that would increase homestead exemption opportunities to all seniors 65 and older.
Homestead exemptions only apply to property owners who own and occupy a primary residence in Milton as of Jan. 1 of a given tax year. Parcels of land without a primary residence do not qualify.
According to the city, when 2021 taxes were billed, 452 households qualified for the 65 and older age-based senior basic exemption. Additionally, 58 households qualified for the 65 and older income-based senior additional exemption, and 305 qualified for the 70 and older income-based senior full value exemption.