Do I qualify for an exclusion if the property is not deeded in my name?
A homestead / farmstead property is a dwelling primarily used by an owner as his or her permanent home, so it's important to identify the definition of owner under the act:
  • A joint tenant or tenant in common
  • A person who is purchasing real property under a contract
  • A partial owner
  • A person who owns real property as a result of being a beneficiary of a will or trust or as a result of intestate succession
  • A person who owns or is purchasing a dwelling on leased land
  • A person holding a life lease in real property previously sold or transferred to another
  • A person in possession under a life estate
  • A grantor who has placed the real property in a revocable trust
  • A member of a cooperative as defined in 68 Pa. C.S. & 4103 (relating to definitions)
  • A member of a condominium as defined in 68 Pa. C.S. & 3103 (relating to definitions)
  • A partner of a family farm partnership or a shareholder of a family farm corporation as the terms are defined in section 1101-C of the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No. 2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971.

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1. What is a homestead property?
2. What is a farmstead property?
3. Will every property owner receive tax relief?
4. How do I apply for a homestead / farmstead exclusion?
5. I have applied for a homestead/farmstead exclusion previously and was approved, do I need to apply again?
6. Do I qualify for an exclusion if the property is not deeded in my name?
7. Does the homestead / farmstead exclusion have any effect on clean and green status?
8. I own my home or mobile home, but not the parcel of land beneath my home. Should I apply?