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:
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Homestead Exemption Portability
Additional Homestead for Persons 65 and Older
Totally & Permanently Disabled Persons
Disabled Ex-Servicemember or Surviving Spouse
Totally & Permanently Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse
Disabled Veterans Confined to Wheelchairs
Surviving Spouse of Veteran Who Died While on Active Duty
Surviving Spouse of First Responder Who Died in the Line of Duty
Totally & Permanently Disabled First Responder or Surviving Spouse
Charitable, Religious, Scientific, Literary Organizations, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Homes for Special Services
Multifamily Project and Affordable Housing Property
Not-For-Profit Sewer and Water Company and Not-For-Profit Water and Wastewater Systems
Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Homes for Special Services
Proprietary Continuing Care Facility
Veterans Age 65 and Older With Combat-Related Disability
Living Quarters of Parents or Grandparents