You may be eligible for a reduction of your taxes or a refund of rent if you qualify under one or more of the programs explained below.
To apply, you may visit the San Juan County Clerk/Auditor’s Office, 117 South Main Street, Monticello, Utah, or you may call the office at 435-587-3223 for an application.
If you fall into one of the following categories, you may be entitled to some form of reduction on your property taxes or a percentage refund of your rent.
Veteran’s Exemption Program
A veteran disabled as a result of military service, or the un-remarried widowed spouse or orphaned minor children of a disabled veteran, or of a veteran who died as a result of military service, may be entitled to a property tax reduction of their real property (primary residence), and/or personal property (motor vehicle, motor home, trailer, etc.). The service related disability must be at least 10% and proof of the disability from the veteran’s administration is required. There are no income guidelines.
Veteran’s Exemption Form
Veteran’s Exemption of Motor Vehicle Fees
Blind Exemption Program
A person who is blind, or the un-remarried spouse or minor orphan of a deceased blind person is entitled to a reduction of their taxes, regardless of age or income. The exemption of taxable value can be applied to the combination of real property and personal property such as motor vehicles, motor homes, trailers, etc. A statement from a licensed ophthalmologist is required with the first year’s application.
Blind Exemption Form
Blind Abatement of Motor Vehicle Fees
Circuit Breaker Program
A person who is at least 66 years old, or a widow or widower of any age, who pays property taxes or rent and meets the income guidelines, may qualify for a reduction of taxes. This includes mobile home owners. If this is your first time to file, YOU MUST ATTACH PROOF OF INCOME: use the front page of Federal tax return or another document such as a Social security summary statement (if that is your only income).
Circuit Breaker Form
Renter Refund Form
Hardship/Disability or Deferral Programs
A disabled person, or a person who may have encountered extreme financial hardship, can apply for property tax relief, regardless of age. Applicants must meet certain minimum income requirements and offer detailed information regarding their financial situation. Tax reductions are granted at the discretion of the County Commission on owner occupied residences, including mobile homes.
Deadline for Filing – September 1st
Note: Circuit Breaker applications received and approved before October 1st will have the deduction taken off of the current year tax bill. Under certain circumstances, Circuit Breaker applicants who file after October 1st, need to pay their taxes by November 30th to avoid late fees and then request a refund for the amount allowed under the Circuit Breaker program.
Property Tax Credit Applications need to be completed and returned to the Clerk’s Office. A new application form is to be completed and signed each year in order for any credit to be given.
THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1st
San Juan County
John David Nielson, Clerk/Auditor
P.O. Box 338
Monticello, Utah 84535
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 587-3223. Our desire at the Clerk/Auditor’s Office is to reach everyone who is qualified.