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On February 2, 2016, the Emeryville City Council adopted a resolution to establish a Property Based Improvement District (PBID) Senior Rebate Program. If you are 65 or older, own your home and pay an assessment on your property for the Emery Go Round PBID, you may apply for a Senior Rebate that could mean savings for you.
Where can I get an application?
The application is available through the City of Emeryville Senior PBID Rebate Program:
When can I apply
The deadline for submitting an application is May 1, 2017. Applications are mailed out to prior applicants the first week in March of each year. If you received the rebate in 2017-you will only need to submit the application and a copy of your tax bill-no other documents will be needed.
New applicants can submit their application, proof of age and a W-9 on or before May 1 of each year.
How will I get the Rebate?
Eligible seniors will receive the Rebate by mailed check from the City of Emeryville in June.
To be eligible for the Senior PBID Rebate:
What is a primary residence?
A principal residence is a residence in which you reside at least a total of six months each fiscal year (June-July)
I am under age 65 and own my residence, but my spouse is over age 65. Do we qualify?
Either you or your spouse or registered domestic partner must be at least age 65 by the end of the year (2017) to qualify. If you are under age 65 and you own your home, but your spouse or registered domestic partner is over age 65 and lives with you, you will jointly qualify for the Senior PBID Rebate.
I own a multi family residence, reside in one of the units and rent the other units out. Will I be eligible for the Rebate?
Yes. As long as you meet all the requirements of the program, you can apply for the Rebate on the proportion of PBID assessment that is applicable to your principal residence.
I am over the age of 65 and own two properties. Can I receive the Rebate on both?
No. You and your spouse or registered domestic partner can only receive one Rebate per year for your primary residence. Secondary residences such as rental properties or vacation homes are not eligible for the Rebate.
I am a senior who rents an apartment. Do I qualify?
No. The Rebate is available to seniors who own their home and directly pay PBID assessments.
I am moving to a new residence, how do I get the rebate?
Your move will determine if you qualify for a Rebate at your new residence. You are eligible to apply for a Rebate if you own and live in the residence on the property assessment due date. The following is a general guideline:
Does my PBID assessment have to be paid before I submit my application to receive the Rebate?
Yes. Your PBID assessment must be paid in order to submit your application for the rebate. Rebates will not be processed until after the PBID assessment due date.
My property taxes are currently in arrears. Can I submit an application to receive the Rebate?
No. An application for the Rebate will not be processed until such time the property taxes are no longer in arrears.