homestead tax exemption
As a resident of Florida, you may apply for a special property tax exemption on your homestead. Property which you use as your permanent residence, may qualify for a homestead exemption. If granted, an exemption can reduce the taxable value of your property by up to $50,000.
This exemption would provide you with a substantial savings on the taxes levied against your homestead by all taxing authorities.
Pursuant to State Law, regular filing for this exemption begins on January 1 and ends on March 1 each year.
In order to avoid long lines during the regular filing period for homestead exemption, you may pre-file applications beginning March 2 through December 31 for the following year.
Once granted, as long as there are no changes to your deed or your qualification status, your homestead exemption will be renewed automatically each year.
Residents 65 or older may be eligible for an additional exemption if their household income is $26,203 or less. For more information, go to www.brevardpropertyappraiser.com, or call the Brevard County Service Complex, 450 Cogan Dr. SE Palm Bay, FL 32909