FLORIDA HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IMPORTANT DATES -- Sponsored by FLORIDA HOMESTEAD SERVICES.COM


2013
January 1
This is the date mandated for property assessments each year. Properties within the County are valued by the Property Appraiser's Office on the basis of their status as of this date each year.
 
January 1 is also the date for establishing the classification of certain exemptions and agricultural classification applications.
 
Mandatory assessment date for all properties.
 
This is the date that you must have legal or equitable title and be living on the claimed property as a primary residence in order to claim and be granted the exemption.
 
January and February:
Filing of applications for all exemptions for the current tax year.
 
Applications filed after March 1 may be granted for the following year.

 
January to April 1:
Filing of Tangible Personal Property tax returns.

 
March 1:
Filing deadline for all property tax exemptions and classifications applications.
 
Deadline for timely filing
• Agricultural Classification
• Homestead Exemption
• Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption Initial Application
• Non-Profit Exemption
for the current tax year.
2013
April 1:
This is the deadline for filing Tangible Personal Property returns with the Property Appraiser's Office.

 
May 2:
This is the deadline for filing a renewal application for the Senior Citizen Exemption

 
June 1:
This is the date on which Notices of denied exemptions and agricultural exemptions are mailed by the property appraiser.
 
This is the deadline to submit the required documentation for the additional Senior Citizen or any Disability Exemption.
 
June 30 (Or: 30 days following the mailing of denial notices):

This is the deadline for filing a late appeal petition to the Value Adjustment Board on denied homestead exemptions and agricultural classifications.

 
July 1:
This is the subsequent date on which Notices of denied exemptions and agricultural exemptions are mailed.

The Property Appraiser's office submits the assessment rolls to the Florida Department of Revenue for review and approval.

 
July 31 (Or: 30 days following the mailing of the denial notices):
 
This is the deadline for filing an appeal petition to the Value Adjustment Board on denied or revoked homestead exemptions and agricultural classifications.
2013
August:
TRIM (Truth In Millage) Notices are mailed to all County property owners.
 
Property owners have 25 days from the mailing date of TRIM notices in which to meet with an appraiser to discuss value, or file an appeal petition with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB ) contesting the property’s value.


August-September:
This is the time period which the Property Appraiser, on behalf of all taxing authorities, mails "Notices of Proposed Taxes" ("TRIM Notice") to all property owners. This notice includes market and the assessed value of the owner's property for the current and prior year with appeal instructions on how to file an appeal petition before the Value Adjustment Board. This is also a good time to file "Good Cause Petitions" for exemptions and agricultural classifications. Contact our staff for details, as the deadline  for contesting the proposed assessed value is the same for appeals filed on real estate and tangible personal property.


September:
Mid-month is the deadline for filing an appeal petition for Homestead Exemption denial or revocation or other exemptions because you missed the 30-day denial letter or other timely filing deadline for the current tax year.


October:
Assessment rolls are certified for collection.

November 1:
This is the mailing date when the Revenue Collector mails the tax bills to property owners of record.

Tax bills are mailed by County Tax Collector, not the Property Appraiser.
2013
December 31:
This is the deadline for filing a good cause request/petition for Homestead Exemption denial or revocation, or other exemptions because you missed the March 1 timely filing deadline for the current tax year.

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