Homestead / Farmstead Exclusion

Act 1 of 2006 (formerly Act 72) is the Homeowner Tax Relief Act. Its goal is to reduce school district reliance on the real property tax, to be achieved by putting in place new funding options, including local personal or earned income taxes and funds derived from gaming. The reduction in property taxes is achieved by applying these new funds to the homestead and farmstead exclusions.

How to Apply
To apply for homestead / farmstead exclusions, fill out the application and mail it to:
Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals
150 N. Queen St.
Suite 310
Lancaster, PA 17603

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information
For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions. Also, check the Assessment Information Online Search to see if your property is enrolled in the homestead / farmstead exclusion.

Request an Application
To request an application, please contact your local school district:

Cocalico School District
Tax Office
P.O. Box 800
Denver, PA 17517
Ph: 717-336-1406
Columbia Borough School District
Tax Office
98 S. Sixth St.
Columbia, PA 17512
Ph: 717-684-2283
Conestoga Valley School District
Tax Office
2110 Horseshoe Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Ph: 717-397-2421
Donegal School District
Tax Office
1051 Koser Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Ph: 717-492-1310
Eastern Lancaster County School District
Tax Office
669 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 609
New Holland, PA 17557
Ph: 717-354-1508
Octorara School District
Tax Office
P.O. Box 500
Atglen, PA 19310
Ph: 610-593-8212
Elizabethtown Area School District
Tax Office
600 E. High St.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Ph: 717-367-1521
Ephrata Area School District
Tax Office
803 Oak Blvd.
Ephrata, PA 17522
Ph: 717-721-1513
Hempfield School District
Tax Office
200 Church St.
Landisville, PA 17538
Ph: 717-898-5565
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
Tax Office
P.O. Box 428
Lampeter, PA 17537
Ph: 717-464-3311
Penn Manor School District
Tax Office
P.O. Box 1001
Millersville, PA 17551
Ph: 717-872-9500
Pequea Valley School District
Tax Office
166 S. New Holland Road
P.O. Box 130
Kinzers, PA 17535
Ph: 717-768-5530
Manheim Township School District
Tax Office
P.O. Box 5386
Lancaster, PA 17606
Ph: 717-560-3091
Manheim Central School District
Tax Office
71 N. Hazel St.
Manheim, PA 17545
Ph: 717-665-3101
Solanco School District
Tax Office
121 S. Hess St.
Quarryville, PA 17566
Ph: 717-786-8401
Warwick School District
Tax Office.
301 W. Orange St.
Lititz, PA 17543
Ph: 717-626-3734