Carroll (Cary) D. Dortch received his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Did you know that there are some exemptions that you can employ to save on your property taxes in Hawai‘i? One of the most commonly used exemptions is the real property tax exemption for homeowners. If you own a home in Hawai‘i, your property tax exemption is based on a variety of considerations regarding your intent to reside in the home. Some of these include:

1) You occupy your home for a minimum number of calendar days in a year — on O‘ahu, the minimum number of days is 270; County of Kaua‘i, 18 days; Maui County, 270 days; and on Hawai‘i island, the minimum number of days is 200.

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