Property Tax Exemptions
Florida law provides for a number of ad valorem property tax exemptions, which will reduce the taxable value of a property. The most common real property exemption is the homestead exemption. A person must have legal or beneficial title to the property and meet eligibility requirements as of January 1 to be considered for an exemption for the assessment tax year. The statutory deadline for filing a timely exemption application is March 1.
Applicants who fail to apply timely may still file an application on or before the 25th day following the mailing of the Notice of Proposed Taxes, which typically occurs in mid-August. Late applicants must provide sufficient evidence or documentation to demonstrate extenuating circumstances as to why the application was not filed in a timely manner. Failure to apply for any exemption constitutes a waiver of the exemption for that year.
Below is a general list of property tax exemptions and reductions: