How Do I Know if I Qualify for an Exemption?
See the Eligibility Criteria
to Qualify for Property Tax Exemption for information on qualifying and
obtaining an exemption. Amendment 10 (commonly known as Save Our Homes) limits
the annual increase in assessed value of homestead exempt properties to 3% or
the Consumer Price Index, whichever is lower, as long as the property owner
maintains a homestead exemption. If you are a property owner, you may be
eligible for an exemption. Check with your property appraiser to obtain a
homestead or other exemption.
Taxing authorities are authorized by Florida Statutes to levy taxes on real
and tangible personal property to fund their operations and services. Taxing
authorities propose a budget and consider public input during budget hearings to
create a budget (commonly referred to as the Truth in Millager or TRIM process).
Their final budget is then divided by the tax base to establish a millage
A roll-back rate is the rate at which the current tax base would produce the
same taxes levied as the previous year. When a tax base increases, maintaining
the same millage rate represents an increase in taxes. Millage rates are
typically different for every taxing authority, depending on the budget of each
How Do I Find Out What My Property Tax Rights Are as a Taxpayer?
See the Property Tax
Bill of Rights for information on your property tax rights and the
obligations of property appraisers, tax collectors, local governing boards and
the Department of Revenue in property tax matters.