Nonhomestead Classification

The taxpayer does not have to meet all of the factors outlined on the Homestead Determination page. This information cannot furnish a definite answer about the taxpayer's principal residence; it can provide strong clues to the answer.

Where the answer is close and the assessor is in doubt, the property should be classified nonhomestead. Proving a homestead is the taxpayer's responsibility. Remember, assessors do not have to prove that applicants are not entitled to homesteads. Instead, the applicants must prove that they are.