Homestead Exemption is a constitutional guarantee that reduces the taxable value of residential property for qualified permanent residents.
If you are a property owner that received homestead exemption for 2014, you should receive your exemption receipt letter no later than January 31st. If a property owner no longer qualifies for a 2015 exemption, they should complete the enclosed form and return it to the office; otherwise the letter will act as a receipt of renewal.
According to Property Appraiser Mike Hickox, the format for the receipt has changed from years past. “Homeowners are used to receiving a postcard in the mail that was difficult to understand,” said Hickox. “By switching to a letter format, we are able to communicate clearer to the homeowner and help them understand their exemption – and any additional exemptions they may qualify for.”
Homestead exemption receipts are not the only receipts to be mailed. “Over 20,000 renewal receipts will be mailed this year which includes total or partial exemption receipts, agricultural receipts, and tangible personal property returns and waiver cards,” said Hickox.
Homestead Exemption is a constitutional guarantee that reduces the taxable value of residential property for qualified permanent residents. Individuals who own their home and make it their permanent residence by January 1st may file for the property tax savings. Deadline to file for any 2015 exemption is March 1st.
Please contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at 904-491-7300 for more information.