Applications for the state and local tax relief programs for senior citizens are now being accepted, according to the Assessor's Office and the Human Services Department.

The application date for the town and state credit programs will run through Friday, May 15. The town deferral programs for real estate will run through Tuesday, Dec. 29, and sewer deferral will run through Friday, Nov. 13.

As in the past, all applications will be taken by appointment only. Prior to calling, applicants should have their 2014 tax return completed for both personal (federal and Connecticut) and/or business, along with a copy of their 2014 Social Security earnings statement.

To set up an appointment with the Assessor's Office, call 203-341-1070. Those unable to go to Town Hall should call Human Services at 203-341-1050 to schedule a home visit.

All applicants must appear in person to file for tax relief.