Jill Hall - Brown County Auditor

   
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Until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the wellbeing of the public and our staff, the Auditor office will be limiting office access.  We will be working 7:30a to 4:00p, Monday through Friday.   We ask that if you MUST visit the office in person we request you wear a mask or face covering.  Our preferred contact is by Email or phone (Contact Us) rather than an on-sight visit.  Jill Hall - Brown Co. Auditor

Important Dates

 Applications can be filed January 1st through December 31st. 

For estate planning purposes, I placed the title to my property in a trust. Can I still receive the homestead exemption?

You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are true:

  • You created the trust to be effective during your lifetime (an inter vivos trust).
  • You provided the assets for the trust (you are the settlor).
  • You can terminate the trust at any time (it is a revocable trust).
  • The trust agreement contains a provision that says you have complete possession of the property.  

Most of the other common forms of property ownership (such as survivorship deeds) also qualify for the exemption. Properties owned by corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts other than the trust described above are not eligible for the homestead exemption because such properties are not owned by an individual. If you have questions about what constitutes eligible home ownership for the homestead exemption, consult your county auditor.