Get help paying your property tax

How to register

The deadline to apply each year is June 1.

If a person is the sole owner of a principal residence, an application is required. If a married couple is the sole owner of a principal residence, only one application is required. If multiple unmarried owners are claiming tax relief for the same property, separate applications are required for each owner. Benefit limitations may apply.

Can I still apply after June 1?

After June 1 and up to one week before the last meeting of the Equalization Board in December, any property tax relief request and supporting documentation received will be assessed by the Department of Revenue to determine if the request meets the criteria. The tax department will work with the applicant if there is anything missing from the application. If the applicant meets the criteria, the application will be sent to the Equalization and Review Board for approval. All requests and supporting documents must be submitted to the tax department no later than one week before the meeting.

Please note: Although you may be eligible for more than one program, you can only receive one program. Scroll down for more details on each program to help you with your selection.

If you are still unsure, please call us at (336) 641-3320 or (336) 641-7911.

Step 1:

Download and complete the disability application and certification.

To request that an application be mailed to you, please call our office at (336) 641-3320 or 336-641-7911. You can also request a request by emailing our office at indtax@guilfordcountync.gov.

2nd step:

Mail your request to: Guilford County Tax Department, PO Box 3138, Greensboro, NC 27402

Hand-deliver your application to 400 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or 325 East Russell Avenue, High Point, NC 27260.

Comparison of tax relief programs

Below is a comparison of the Senior & Disabled (Homestead) program exclusion and the Circuit Breaker Tax Deferment program.

The comparison situations below are for a married couple, both over the age of 65, and their home is their primary residence for Homestead Exclusion, and for Circuit Breaker, who have owned and lived in their residence for at least five years complete. The income shown is the combined total both for the applicant and for his spouse. The house is located in the unincorporated county of Guilford with a tax rate of $0.7305 per $100 of assessed value.

The examples provide results for incomes of $24,000 and $35,000 with home values ​​of $175,000 and $375,000.

Income $24,000
House value $150,000











Initial value $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
Delivery (75,000) ($45,000)
Taxable value $75,000 $150,000 $105,000
Initial tax invoice $1,096 $1,096 $1,096
Tax/deferred savings ($548) ($136) ($328)

Income $24,000
House value $241,750











Initial value $241,750 $241,750 $241,750
Delivery ($120,875) ($45,000)
Taxable value $120,875 $241,750 $196,750
Initial tax invoice $1,766 $1,766 $1,766
Tax/deferred savings ($883) ($806)* ($329)

Income $35,000
House value $150,000











Initial value Non qualified $150,000 $150,000
Delivery Income exceeds program limit ($45,000)
Taxable value $150,000 $105,000
Initial tax invoice $1,096 $1,096
Tax/deferred savings ($654) ($328)

Income $35,000
House value $241,750











Initial value Non qualified $241,750 $241,750
Delivery Income exceeds program limit ($45,000)
Taxable value $241,750 $196,750
Initial tax invoice $1,766 $1,766
Tax/deferred savings ($16)* ($329)

* Tax limit for deferment is based on 4% of income.
** Tax limit for deferment is based on 5% of income.

The numbers above are for comparison purposes only. Your individual property value and jurisdictional tax rates will apply.

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