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Our office will be closing December 18, 2018 at 3pm for the holidays and will re-open at 7am on January 7, 2019.
The timely filing period for Homestead Exemption for 2019 is March 2, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The absolute deadline to LATE FILE for any 2019 exemption -- if you miss the March 1 timely filing deadline -- is September 18, 2019.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISER DOES NOT SEND TAX BILLS.
The COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR (note: NOT part of our office) mailed the annual tax bills during the first week of November. Tax bills become delinquent if not paid in full before April 1 of the following year. Discounts are available for early payments. Also, you may make partial payments of your current year taxes until the March 30 statutory payment deadline. After that date, any taxes still owing become delinquent. The Property Appraiser does NOT set your tax rate nor collect the taxes. The Property Appraiser is responsible for ensuring the fair assessment (value) of all properties and applying all exemptions. Your County Commission, School Board, City Commission, Water District, and other boards set your tax rates.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISER DOES NOT SET OR COLLECT TAXES.
Contact the Tax Collector directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE-FILING FOR A 2019 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
If you purchased a new home after January 1, 2018, you may pre-file now for tax year 2019 Homestead and other exemptions. The timely filing period for Homestead Exemption for 2019 is March 2, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The absolute deadline to LATE FILE for any 2019 exemption -- if you miss the March 1 timely filing deadline -- is September 18, 2019. State law (Sec. 196.011(8), Fla. Stat.) does not allow late filing for exemptions after this date, regardless of any good cause reason for missing the late filing deadline. Please click on the following link for more information about Homestead and other exemptions for which you may be eligible
Disaster Relief Credit for Homestead Properties
Owners of homestead property, damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Hermine, Matthew, or Irma, may be eligible to receive a tax credit on a portion of their 2019 property taxes.
To qualify, the homestead property must have been uninhabitable for at least 30 days and affected owners must file a sworn application for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements (DR-463) along with supporting documentation to the Property Appraiser.
If approved, the Property Appraiser will issue an official written statement to the Tax Collector, who will calculate and issue the credit.
Applications may be submitted via mail, fax, email or in-person. The filing deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, see Section 197.318, Florida Statutes.
Catastrophic Structural Damage Report Form
If your property has been damaged by a natural disaster, click here to let us know.
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Key Contact Info: Email Us, Call Us, Visit Us.
Our MAIN OFFICE is located the Broward Governmental Center at 115 South Andrews Avenue,
Room 111, in downtown Fort Lauderdale (just south of Broward Boulevard). Note: Please also see our Mobile Exemption and Information Team Calendar for events held monthly throughout Broward County.
We are open weekdays from 7 am until 6 pm.
Important Phone Numbers: Here is a quick phone list to guide
you in the right direction...
Customer Service, Exemptions
& General Info - 954.357.6830
Residential Property Values - 954.357.6831
Condo & Co-Op Property Values - 954.357.6832
Commercial Property Values - 954.357.6835
Agricultural Properties - 954.357.6822 or 954.357.7471
Tangible/Commercial Personal Property - 954.357.6836
Report Homestead Fraud - 954.357.6900
Property Appraiser Marty Kiar - 954.357.6904
Main Office - Fax: 954.357.8474
Click Here for More Phone Numbers and Email Addresses
CUSTOMER SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
Did you know we hold a community Mobile Exemption and Information Team session every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at Broward County Governmental Center West, located at 1 N University Drive , Plantation, in rooms 2502 B & 2503 B?
Property Appraiser Marty Kiar
is enhancing our office's community outreach
efforts. We are constantly adding new
events at condos, city halls, businesses, and other community locations
throughout Broward to our online calendar of upcoming events. If you would like to have
someone from our office meet with taxpayers at an upcoming meeting
of your condo/homeowners or civic association, please contact
Mobile Exemption and Information Team Manager Michael Clark at 954.357.6905 or
WE ARE VISITING NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND BROWARD!
By state law, we must personally view each property in Broward County at least once every five years. That is why our residential appraisers are busy these days inspecting, measuring and photographing the exteriors of properties throughout Broward. Our appraisers are easy to recognize: all of them wear official shirts and bright orange vests clearly identifying them as BCPA staff, and each carries a BCPA photo identification card and badge. Feel free to ask to see an ID if you have any concerns. Important Note: Our appraisers will NEVER ask to enter your home, and we will NEVER enter locked backyards. If you have questions about these inspections, please contact our office at 954.357.6831.