The Short Form (PDF) should be used by applicants who meet each of the following requirements.
Age Requirement: You are 65 years or older as of January 1 of the year for which you are seeking exemption.
Ownership Requirement: You are the current owner of record, and you have owned the property for at least the 10 consecutive years prior to January 1 of the tax year for which you are seeking the exemption. (You do not have to be the sole owner of the property. You can own it with your spouse or with someone else; however, only one exemption may be taken on a particular residence.)
Occupancy Requirement: You occupy the property as your primary residence, and you have done so for at least the 10 consecutive years prior to January 1 of this year.