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Exemption Services

 

The Property Appraiser’s Office administers all property tax exemptions. Links to applications for available exemptions are below. Please Note:  You must have an existing Homestead Exemption to qualify for additional exemptions. The deadline to file for Homestead Exemption is March 1 of the qualifying year. For more information, call us at (561) 355-2866 or contact us at myexemption@pbcgov.org

Homestead Exemption

Florida grants a standard $25,000 exemption on the assessed value of qualified residential property. An additional exemption up to $25,000 also may apply to your property.

*Homestead Exemption is granted to permanent Florida residents only. The property must be your permanent residence. A permanent residence is the address listed on your voter’s registration card, driver’s license or ID, the place where you register your cars and file your income tax. If you or your spouse are receiving a residence based exemption or benefit in another county, state or country, you are not eligible for exemption.

*Florida Statue 196.015 and 196.031

 

Active Military Service Exemption

The exemption is available for any branch of the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard and Florida National Guard on active duty who serve outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. Application DR-501M Adobe PDF Document must be submitted every year and eligibility is based on the previous year’s deployment, Jan. 1-Dec. 31.

Civilian Disability Exemptions

  • Civilians who are totally and permanently disabled and confined to a wheelchair are exempt from ad valorem taxation. Please submit Physician Certification DR-416 Adobe PDF Document
    from two licensed Florida physicians.  Proof of Gross Income (DR-501A )Adobe PDF Documentalso is required.
  • Any real estate owned and used as a homestead by a quadriplegic is exempt from ad valorem taxation. Please submit Physician Certification DR-416 Adobe PDF Documentfrom two licensed Florida physicians. No income limit is required of a quadriplegic. 
  • Civilians who are permanently disabled may be eligible for an additional $500 exemption. Please submit Physician Certification DR-416 Adobe PDF Document from a licensed Florida physician.

Disabled Veterans Exemption

Please Note: You must be honorably discharged to qualify for these additional exemptions.

For more information, please call us at (561) 355-2866, or the local Veteran Services Office at (561) 355-4761.

  • Veterans with a total and permanent disability that was service-connected may be eligible for total exemption of ad valorem taxes. Please submit your 27/e Benefits Letter and a confirmation letter from the local Palm Beach County Veteran Services Office that the disability is 100% total and permanent.
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more may be eligible for an additional $5,000 exemption. Please submit your 27/e Benefits Letter and a confirmation letter from the local Palm Beach County Veteran Services Office that the disability is permanent and 10% or more.
  • Veterans with a non-service connected disability may be eligible for an additional $500 exemption. Please submit your 27/e Benefits Letter and a confirmation letter from the local Palm Beach County Veteran Services Office.
  • Veterans 65 or older with a combat-related permanent disability may be eligible for an ad valorem tax discount. Please submit DR-501DV Adobe PDF Document form and a Letter from the local Palm Beach County Veteran Services Office confirming the disability is combat-related. You may also complete a fillable DR-501DV application Adobe PDF Document online.

Exemption E-File

New applicants for the qualifying year can file online for Homestead Exemption.

Granny Flats Exemption

An assessment reductionAdobe PDF Document may be granted to qualified residential property owners who build an addition to their house to accommodate their parents or grandparents, age 62 or older.

Institutional Exemption

Florida grants a property tax exemption to qualified institutional or non-profit organizations that own and use their property for religious, charitable, literary, educational or scientific purposes. Please submit DR-504 Adobe PDF Document between January 1 and March 1 of the year the organization is seeking the exemption. For more information, call us at (561) 355-4523

Legally Blind Exemption

Blind persons may qualify for an additional $500 exemption. Please submit Optometrist’s Certification DR-416B Adobe PDF Document to verify the disability. For total exemption, they should also submit a Gross Income Adobe PDF Document statement to verify household income.

Portability Exemption

Residential property owners with a qualified Homestead Exemption can transfer all or a significant portion of their "Save Our Homes" benefit to their new property. Apply for Portability when you apply for Homestead Exemption on your new property.

Rental of a Homesteaded Property*

You may rent your homesteaded property for 30 days or less per calendar year and maintain a homestead exemption.  Rental for more than 30 days for two consecutive years or for more than six months constitutes abandonment of a homestead exemption.
Exempt property rented after January 1 of any year does not affect the homestead exemption for that particular year. If the property is rented on January 1 of the following year or the terms of the lease are six months or more the exemption will be denied.
Property owners are required to notify the Property Appraiser’s Office when their property no longer qualifies for exemption. Failure to do so could result in a Homestead Tax Lien with substantial penalty and interest.


*Florida Statue 196.01 and 196.011 (9) (a).

Please call our Exemption Services at (561) 355-2866 for more information.

 

Quadriplegic Exemption

Real estate used and owned by a quadriplegic is totally exempt from ad valorem taxes. No income limit is required. Please submit Form DR-416 Adobe PDF Documentfrom two licensed Florida physicians.

Senior Citizen Exemption

This additional exemption is limited to certain homeowners who are 65 or older.  Your Adjusted Gross Income must fall below a maximum level that is adjusted annually. Please submit DR-501SC Adobe PDF Document.

Tangible Personal Property

Business tangible assets such as furniture and equipment valued at more than $25,000 is subject to ad valorem taxes. Please submit DR-405 Adobe PDF Document. For more information, call us at (561) 355-2896 or contact us at  mytpp@pbcgov.org

Widow/Widower Exemption

Florida grants an additional $500 exemption to widows and widowers. Please submit a copy of the deceased spouse’s death certificate. If the surviving spouse remarries, they are no longer eligible to receive the additional exemption.