Homestead Tax Relief

Bear Creek Township is now offering a property tax reduction for homeowners that have successfully been granted Homestead Tax relief through Luzerne County. 

Q. My property is already qualified as Homestead eligible. Do I need to reapply?
A. No. If you have already qualified you do not need to take any action.

Q. How do I apply?
A. You can download the application here.

Q. How much tax relief will I receive?
A. For Bear Creek Township’s property taxes you will receive a $20,000 reduction in your assessed value. With the Township’s tax millage at 0.4412, each homestead property will receive a reduction of $8.82

Q. Why should I bother if it is only $8.82?
A. Qualifying as a Homestead property also entitles the homeowner to tax reduction for school district taxes.

Q. I just got my tax bill. Should I pay the full amount or reduce what I owe for the Homestead credit
A. You should pay the full amount. After the township is notified that the tax bill has been paid, you will receive a rebate directly from the township.