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YOU CAN FILE NOW FOR A 2017 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION!
You can file today for 2017 exemptions. This includes homestead, disability, widowed persons, granny flat, portability, deployed military and non-profit exemptions.
The timely filing period for Homestead Exemption for 2017 is March 2, 2016 through March 1, 2017. The absolute deadline to "LATE FILE" for any exemption -- if you miss the March 1, 2017 timely filing deadline -- is September 18, 2017. Note: Per Section 196.011(8), Florida Statutes, we cannot accept any exemption late applications once "late filing" deadline closes. To apply for a 2017 homestead, simply click here to use our online Homestead Application system. To apply for other exemptions, visit our Download Forms page to find the appropriate application. Questions? Please contact our Customer Service & Exemptions Division at 954.357.6830. Note: Due to a quirk in state law, pre-filing before January 1, 2017, is not permitted for the low-income senior exemption.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISER DOES NOT SEND TAX BILLS.
The COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR (note: NOT part of our office) mailed the annual tax bills during the first week of November. Tax bills become delinquent if not paid in full before April 1 of the following year. Discounts are available for early payments. Also, you may make partial payments of your current year taxes until the March 30 statutory payment deadline. After that date, any taxes still owing become delinquent. The Property Appraiser does NOT set your tax rate nor collect the taxes. The Property Appraiser is responsible for ensuring the fair assessment (value) of all properties and applying all exemptions. Your County Commission, School Board, City Commission, Water District, and other boards set your tax rates.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISER DOES NOT SET OR COLLECT TAXES.
Contact the Tax Collector directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Contact Info: Email Us, Call Us, Visit Us.
Our MAIN OFFICE is located the Broward Governmental Center at 115 South Andrews Avenue,
Room 111, in downtown Fort Lauderdale (just south of Broward Boulevard). Note: Please also see our Outreach Calendar for events held monthly throughout Broward County.
We are open weekdays from 7 am until 6 pm.
Important Phone Numbers: Here is a quick phone list to guide
you in the right direction...
Customer Service, Exemptions
& General Info - 954.357.6830
Residential Property Values - 954.357.6831
Condo & Co-Op Property Values - 954.357.6832
Commercial Property Values - 954.357.6835
Agricultural Properties - 954.357.6866
Tangible/Commercial Personal Property - 954.357.6836
Report Homestead Fraud - 954.357.6900
Property Appraiser Marty Kiar - 954.357.6904
Main Office - Fax: 954.357.8474
Click Here for More Phone Numbers and Email Addresses
Bring your children when you
file for Homestead ... we've even
got a place for them to
play when you visit
our Main Office!
CUSTOMER SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
Did you know we hold a community outreach session every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at Broward County Governmental Center West, located at 1 N University Drive , Plantation, in rooms 2502 B & 2503 B?
Property Appraiser Marty Kiar
is enhancing our office's community outreach
efforts. We are constantly adding new customer service outreach
events at condos, city halls, businesses, and other community locations
throughout Broward to our online calendar of upcoming events. If you would like to have
someone from our office meet with taxpayers at an upcoming meeting
of your condo/homeowners or civic association, please contact
Customer Service & Exemptions Manager Kelly Brown at 954.357.6035 or
WE ARE VISITING NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND BROWARD!
By state law, we must personally view each property in Broward County at least once every five years. That is why our residential appraisers are busy these days inspecting, measuring and photographing the exteriors of properties throughout Broward. Our appraisers are easy to recognize: all of them wear official shirts and bright orange vests clearly identifying them as BCPA staff, and each carries a BCPA photo identification card and badge. Feel free to ask to see an ID if you have any concerns. Important Note: Our appraisers will NEVER ask to enter your home, and we will NEVER enter locked backyards. If you have questions about these inspections, please contact our office at 954.357.6831.