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Senior Citizen Exemption

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  • Exempts a residential service user from paying electricity and gas users taxes on the first $100 in combined monthly charges for electricity and gas services.  

  • Eligibility – the individual must either a) be 65 years of age or older; or b) share his or her residence with a spouse or registered domestic partner that is 65 years of age or older. The individual must reside at the service location; the exemption will not apply to any nonresidential location.
  • To request an exemption, a service user needs to file an application with the City.

The City determines within 60 days whether the exemption is granted and notifies the service supplier. The Senior Citizen Exemption Application Form may be accessed through the link below. This form will be mailed to all residential City customers once per year in January.

Senior Citizen Exemption Form

  • The exemption shall apply from the date of the determination that the service user qualifies for the exemption.

Questions regarding the Senior Exemption should be directed to the Revenue division at 831-420-5070 or email