Hawaii homeowners –  apply for your Homeowners Exemption on Real Property Taxes. The exemption will reduce the taxable value of your home, thus reducing the taxes you pay. Choose to submit your application by September 30th online, by mail (form BFS-RP-P3) or in person at either of the two real property assessment division locations OR at any satellite city hall.

Downtown Office

842 Bethel Street, Basement

Honolulu, HI. 96813

PH: (808) 768-3799

Kapolei Office

1000 Uluohia St. #206

Kapolei, HI. 96707

PH: (808) 768-3799

About the deadline:

The statutory deadline for the home exemption is September 30th, effective for the next tax year beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th. For example, submitting your home tax exemption application by Sept. 30, 2018 will make it effective for the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 tax year. If the September 30th exemption deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the deadline is extended to the next succeeding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.


Check out these Frequently Asked Questions on Homeowners Exemptions, including more specifics on homeownership qualifications. (See: “Q: Who qualifies for the home exemptions?”)

Go get your exemption! *Did you know that lower income borrowers (below $60K) who do not own other property may also qualify for a real property tax credit. More info here: Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners Brochure

Changing Your Mailing Address

Make sure you make it official and change your mailing address via USPS here: Official USPS Change of Address. Best practice is to also notify employers, financial institutions, utilities, insurance companies and cell phone providers directly (even if you have electronic statements via email) of your address change.

Are you a veteran or active duty service member interested in utilizing your VA loan benefits to purchase a home in Hawaii? Give us a call at 808-792-4251 to talk with a VA Loan Specialist or fill out our online application here.