The 2018 Florida Legislature enacted a law providing an abatement (reimbursement) of 2019 property taxes for homesteaded property rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to damage or destruction caused by Hurricane Hermine or Hurricane Matthew during the 2016 calendar year or Hurricane Irma during the 2017 calendar year. Property owners must file an Application for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements (with supporting documentation) no later than March 1, 2019.
If the applicant is eligible for the property tax reimbursement (and the application was timely filed), our office will determine the following and forward to the Tax Collector’s Office by April 1, 2019:
- The total number of days the property was uninhabitable
- The just value of the homesteaded property as of January 1 of the year the hurricane occurred
- The postdisaster just value
- The percent change in value applicable to the homesteaded property