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Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Program
2016 Requirements for Resuming Eligibility
After a Change of Principal Residence

Filing deadline for 2016 Senior Freeze (PTR) Applications was October 18, 2017.

You may be eligible for a 2016 reimbursement if you met all the following requirements:

Previous Eligibility

  If you moved to the home for which you are filing a 2016 application between:

  January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, you must have applied and been eligible for a 2012

  January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, you must have applied and been eligible for a 2013


 You (or your spouse/civil union partner) were:

  • 65 or older as of December 31, 2015; or
  • Actually receiving Federal Social Security disability benefit payments (not benefit payments received on behalf of someone else) on or before December 31, 2015, and on or before December 31, 2016.


 You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2005, or earlier as either a homeowner or a renter.

Current Home Ownership

You owned and lived in your current home since December 31, 2014, or earlier (and you still
  owned and lived in that home on December 31, 2016).

  Mobile Home Owners. You leased a site in a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile
  home that you own since December 31, 2014, or earlier (and you still lived at that site on December 31, 2016).

Property Taxes/
Site Fees

You paid the full amount of the property taxes due on your home:

  • For 2015 by June 1, 2016, and
  • For 2016 by June 1, 2017.

  Mobile Home Owners. You paid the full amount of mobile home park site fees due:

  • For 2015 by December 31, 2015, and
  • For 2016 by December 31, 2016.

Income Limit
Your total annual income (combined if you were married or in a civil union and lived in the same home) was:
  • 2015 — $87,007 or less; and
  • 2016 — $70,000 or less.

To apply for a reimbursement you must file Form PTR-1 and enclose Form PTR-1C, Verification of Change of Principal Residence.
Form PTR-1C is not available on this website. Call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline (1-800-882-6597) or visit a Regional Information Center to obtain a copy of this form, or if you have questions about your eligibility for the 2015 reimbursement.

Note: The State Budget has set the following qualifications for Senior Freeze payments: Applicants are eligible if their income did not exceed $87,007 for 2015 and $70,000 for 2016, as long as they meet all other requirements. Applicants whose income was over $70,000 but was $87,007 or less can establish their eligibility for future reimbursements by filing an application by the due date. Applying also ensures the Division will mail them applications next year.

Filing deadline for 2016 Senior Freeze (PTR) Applications was October 18, 2017.

Last Updated: Friday, 11/03/17

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