Senior Citizen and People with Disabilities Exemption Program

The Senior Citizen and People with Disabilities Exemption Program reduces property taxes for qualifying homeowners.

There are 3 criteria you must meet in the Assessment Year to qualify for the exemption the following year:

  1. Age or disability
    • You must be 61 years of age or older or
    • Disabled and unable to be gainfully employed or
    • Veteran with an 80% or greater service-connected disability rating.
  2. Own your home and reside there more than 6 months in the Assessment Year.
  3. Have a total combined disposable income of $48,566 or less.

How to apply

The easiest way to apply for the exemption is to bring all the required information to our office. (See Below for required documentation) We will fill out the application for you and the entire process can usually be completed in less than 15 minutes.

Our office is in Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex. Our address is:

Thurston County Assessor's Office

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW

Olympia, WA 98502

When you arrive at our office, please have the following documentation with you to ensure that we can complete your application:

Disposable Income

When calculating disposable income, we are required to include income from all sources, taxable and nontaxable.

Some of the most common sources of income we must include are:

VA Disability payments are not included in the calculation of disposable income

Allowed Deductions

Out of pocket expenses for:

Starting for the 2022 tax year and beyond, the following out of pocket expenses will be allowed as well:

Additional information about the program is available in our Brochure. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office at (360) 867-2200 or by email at

For an application for the 2022 tax year, click here.

For previous years click here.