The "American Heroes Grant" is to provide a refund of County Taxes to anyone deployed by the military for a period of four months or more. The specifics to be eligible for this grant include the following:
The grant period to be covered includes the 2007 through 2013 tax years.
The grant is available to all services/branches.
Deployment must be for a minimum of four (4) months.
Full County Tax refund for any year which includes part of the deployment.
A deployment spanning two calendar years would result in a refund for each year.
Refunds will be made only on the county taxes paid on the qualifying "Homestead" or "Farmstead" parcel and the person deployed must be the taxpayer.
In the event the deployed service personnel would return early due to an injury, the grant request will still be honored based on the scheduled deployment, not the actual time served.
County Taxes must be paid before any refunds will be issued.
Copy of your Deployment Paper is required with your application.
Please complete the top portion of the form on the reverse side, filling in all blanks and answering each question.
The property address should be that of the "Homestead" or "Farmstead" property in which you are applying for the "American Heroes Grant".
Be sure to sign and date your application.
Be sure to attach a copy of the required Deployment Paper.
Mail completed form to: Assessment Office
Lehigh County Government Center Print Blank Form
17 South Seventh Street, Room 517
Allentown PA 18101-2401
Fill Form On-Line
Click on View My Property. After you search and find your property, click on the Heroes Grant Application link in the left sidebar. Complete the application online, print, sign and return to the Office of Assessment.
If you have questions please call the Assessment Office at 610-782-3038