Property Tax Exemptions and Additional Benefits

​Property owners in Florida may be eligible for exemptions and additional benefits that can reduce their property tax liability. The homestead exemption and Save Our Homes assessment limitation help thousands of Florida homeowners save money on their property taxes every year. Further benefits are available to property owners with disabilities, senior citizens, veterans and active duty military service members, disabled first responders, and properties with specialized uses. The resources below provide general information on these exemptions and benefits.

 

Submit all applications and documentation to the property appraiser in the county where the property is located. For local information, contact your county property appraiser.

Homestead Exemption, Save Our Homes Assessment Limitation, and Portability Transfer

When someone owns property and makes it his or her permanent residence or the permanent residence of his or her dependent, the property owner may be eligible to receive a homestead exemption that would decrease the property’s taxable value by as much as $50,000. This exemption qualifies the home for the Save Our Homes assessment limitation. While the exemption is nontransferable, a homeowner may be able to transfer or “port” all or part of the assessment difference to a new Florida homestead.


For more information, please read the guides below.

Document Description Format
Property Tax Exemption for Homestead Property Informational Guide  Download Property Tax Exemption for Homestead Property (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (93 KB)
Save Our Homes Assessment Limitation and Portability Transfer Informational Guide  Download Save Our Homes Assessment Limitation and Portability Transfer (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (150 KB)
Property Tax Information for First-time Florida Homebuyers Informational Guide  Download Property Tax Information for First-time Florida Homebuyers (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (122 KB)

Individual and Family Exemptions Taxpayer Guides

For more information on individual and family exemptions, please see the resources below.

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Property Tax Benefits for Active Duty Military and Veterans Informational Guide  Download Property Tax Benefits for Active Duty Military and Veterans (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (145 KB)
Property Tax Benefits For Persons 65 or Older Informational Guide  Download Property Tax Benefits For Persons 65 or Older (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (264 KB)
Other Available Property Tax Benefits Informational Guide  Download Other Available Property Tax Benefits  (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (375 KB)

Fallen Heroes Family Tax Relief Act

Surviving Spouses of First Responders

A surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty may receive a total exemption on homestead property. For more information, please see section 196.081(6), F.S.


For local information, contact your county property appraiser.

Other Property Tax Exemptions

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Description Format
DR-504CS
Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Application – Charter School Facilities (section 196.1983, F.S.)  Download DR-504CS (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (33 KB)
DR-418 Economic Development Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption (section 196.1995, F.S.)  Download DR-418 (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (446 KB)
DR-418C Real Property Dedicated in Perpetuity for Conservation – Exemption Application (sections 196.011 and 196.26, F.S.)  Download DR-418C (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (63 KB)
DR-504HA Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Application and Return – Homes for the Aged (section 196.1975, F.S.)  Download DR-504HA (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (174 KB)
DR-501CC Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Application – Proprietary Continuing Care Facility (section 196.1977, F.S.)  Download DR-501CC (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (317 KB)
DR-504

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Application and Return – Religious; Literary; Charitable; Scientific; Sewer Water/Wastewater Systems; Education; Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Homes for Special Services; and Other Organizations (chapter 196, F.S.)

For more information: Affordable and Multifamily Houses Projects

 Download DR-504 (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (147 KB)
DR-405 Tangible Personal Property Tax Return (section 196.183, F.S.)  Download DR-405 (This link will open up in a new window)PDF (855 KB)