Residential City Property Tax Rebate Program

The Residential City Property Tax Rebate Program helps reduce the tax burden on income-qualified Merriam Households by returning the city portion of property taxes that are collected. This is a city-funded project and is designed to assist residents whose 2022 income falls within the guideline for Low Income as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Your income must be at or below HUD low income guidelines for 2022: 

  • 1 person: $54,250
  • 2 persons: $62,000
  • 3 persons: $69,750
  • 4 persons: $77,450
  • 5 persons: $83,650
  • 6 persons: $89,850
  • 7 persons: $96,050
  • 8 persons: $102,250

Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023. Assistance will be provided on a first-come basis until the program funds are allocated.


Application Process

Step 1.Understanding the requirements 

In order to be eligible for the Residential City Property Tax Rebate Program your Household (all persons living at the residence) must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a current owner/occupant of the Merriam residence.
  • Your property must have no code violations.
  • All other properties owned by the applicant in Merriam must be code compliant. 
  • You must be current on all property taxes and special assessments.
  • Income eligibility will be based on the Household’s (all persons living at the residence) 2022 income.
  • Your household income must be at or below the HUD Income Guidelines for 2022.
  • Household members must provide their 2022 Federal Tax return as proof of income. For Household members that are not required to file a Federal Income Tax return, proof of social security, veteran, or other benefit payments will be accepted. 

Step 2.Gather your information

  • Verify that you are current with all property taxes and special assessments. 
    • Note: Most residents will pay their 2022 property taxes in TWO installments. The first installment is in December 2022. The second installment is in May 2023.  Both payments must be paid prior to the city providing the rebate.
  • Verify income eligibility.
  • Provide your 2022 Federal Tax Returns.

Step 3.Submit your application 

Program applications will be accepted between February 1–October 31, 2023 or until funding is depleted.

Print your application or pick up a copy at Merriam City Hall. 

Property Tax Rebate Application(PDF, 142KB)

Submit application form and a copy of your 2022 Federal Tax Return to Community Development at Merriam City Hall. 

Step 4.We will contact you

  • Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
  • City staff will review Johnson County Property Tax records to determine the amount of Merriam Property Tax (rebate amount) and that all property taxes have been paid.
  • Following verification of the property owner making their May property tax payment, in full, the city will begin processing the application.
  • Note: The city will not begin processing rebates checks until mid-June of 2023.