Property Tax Exemptions, Relief or Refund Programs
Veteran Exemption Program:
Qualifying taxpayers may reduce their property tax liability or the county portion of motor vehicle registration fees. Individual eligibility is determined by the County Assessor; please contact the Assessor’s office for further information.
Property Tax Refund Program:
Qualifying taxpayers may reduce their property tax liability if the applicant has been a resident of this state for not less than five (5) years, their gross income does not exceed one-half (1/2) of the median gross household income for the applicant’s county of residence or the state, as determined annually by the economic analysis division of the department of administration and information. For information and participation in this program, contact the County Treasurer or Wyoming Department of Revenue to apply. Applications must be filed by the FIRST MONDAY IN JUNE.
Tax Rebate to Elderly and Disabled Program:
For information and participation contact the Wyoming Department of Health (307) 777-6794 or the Senior Citizens Center (307)332-2746 or (307)856-6332. Application deadline is on or before the LAST WORKING DAY IN AUGUST.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program:
Currently a low income energy assistance program exists in Wyoming. The program provides grants for residential energy bills and for weatherization. The program is administered by the Department of Family Services.
A state and federally funded program helping people pay home heating bills October through May. People who are approved for assistance through LIEAP may also be eligible for Weatherization services to make their homes more energy efficient and further lower heating costs. The program is open to home owners and renters, and it helps cover the costs of electric, natural gas, propane, wood, diesel heating oil, coal and pellets used for heating a home.
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps households save money on home heating costs by improving energy efficiency. Weatherizing homes often means adding more insulation, sealing leaks around doors and windows, and it always includes basic health and safety checks. An energy audit determines which weatherization measures will get the biggest bang for the weatherization dollars spent on each home. Weatherization can save 5-25 percent on home heating bills.
Applications for LIEAP program are available beginning October 1, 2010 and are accepted until February 28, 2011.