You must apply for exemptions with your county property appraiser. The property appraiser may require documentation.
Real estate used and owned as a homestead by a quadriplegic, less any portion used for commercial purposes, is exempt from all ad valorem taxation.
Real estate used and owned as a homestead by a paraplegic, hemiplegic, or other totally and permanently disabled person, who must use a wheelchair for mobility or who is legally blind, is exempt from taxation if the gross household income is below the current gross income limit. Gross income is the income, including veterans' and social security benefits, of all persons residing in the homestead.
If filing for the first time, a certificate of total and permanent disability (Form DR-416) from two (2) licensed doctors of this state or from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is required. For the legally blind, one of the two may be a certificate from a Florida-licensed optometrist (Form DR-416B).
A surviving spouse of first responders who died in the line of duty may be granted a total exemption on homestead property.
See section 196.081, Florida Statutes. For local information, contact your county property appraiser.
For local information, contact your county property appraiser. Submit all applications and documentation to the property appraiser in the county where the property is located.
|Exemption Type||Florida Statute||Form*|
|Child care facility in an enterprise zone||196.095||DR-418E|
|Economic development – new or expanding businesses||196.1995||DR-418|
|Land dedicated in perpetuity for conservation||196.26||DR-418C|
|Non-profit homes for the aged (income limits)||196.1975||DR-504HA|
|Proprietary continuing care facility||196.1977||DR-501CC|
|Religious, literary, charitable, scientific, sewer water/ waste water systems, educational, hospitals, nursing homes, homes for special services, and other organizations||Chapter 196||DR-504|
|Tangible personal property||196.183||DR-405|
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