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Barkley to visit seniors about homestead exemption

Property owners over age 65 may qualify for an extra ad valorem tax discount on their homesteads, but they must register for it per Alabama law.

To make it easier for residents to understand their required actions for claiming this exemption, Marengo County Revenue Commissioner Sharon Barkley will visit Demopolis and Linden senior centers to talk about homestead exemptions.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m., Barkley will be in Demopolis at the West Alabama Senior Center and on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m., she will be at the Meals for Elderly Building in Linden.

Those who have never applied for homestead exemptions before, or who have questions, should attend. Call the Revenue Commissioner’s Office at 334-295-2214 for more details.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, Sept. 20, print edition of the Demopolis Times.)