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Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office COVID-19 Update

The Broward County Property Appraiser's office located within the Governmental Center remains closed to the public. Our staff is working remotely providing all the services you have grown to rely upon from our agency. We are continuing to assist residents and property owners quickly and efficiently as all communication with our office can be handled via email, fax, phone or by USPS mail. Once it is safe to do so, our office location will reopen and return to our regular schedule of visiting communities to assist with filing for exemptions and answering any questions residents may have. In the meantime, we are always here to help.
Communication with our office can be handled electronically via website, email, fax or phone.  

You may file for Homestead Exemption online at bcpa.net/homestead.asp.   Property owners who both owned and made the property their permanent residence as of January 1, 2020 may file for 2020 Homestead Exemption and all other exemptions until September 18, 2020.   If you purchased your home after January 1, 2020, you will be pre-filing for the 2021 tax year.  The deadline to file for all 2021 exemptions is September 20, 2021.  

Information about the Senior, Veteran and all other exemptions can be obtained on our website at www.bcpa.net.All forms are available under the “Download Forms” tab (www.bcpa.net/forms-dl.asp) and can be emailed to our office at CSEmgmt@bcpa.netor faxed to (954) 357-6188.   Completed applications can also be mailed to our office at 115 S.  Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301.  

You may also call our office at (954) 357-5579 and we can fill out your exemption application with you on the phone and place it in the mail to you with a self-addressed envelope so you may complete same and send it back to us for processing.  

The Tangible Personal Property (TPP) Return filing deadline is April 1, 2020.  The 30-Day TPP Extension Request Deadline is March 31.  The extension request form is available under the “Download Forms” tab at www.bcpa.net or www.bcpa.net/forms-dl.asp. You may email your completed TPP return or your extension request form to tpp-docs@bcpa.net or faxed to (954) 357-6160.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the following staff:
Please continue to check our website at www.bcpa.net and our social media posts under @martykiarbcpa for updates.

2020 EXEMPTION LATE FILING DEADLINE

If you purchased a new home and made it your permanent residence prior to January 1, 2020 you may file for tax year 2020 Homestead and other exemptions until September 18, 2020. The timely filing deadline for Homestead and all other exemptions was March 2, 2020 with an extended late filing deadline of September 18, 2020. State law (Sec. 196.011(8), Fla. Stat.) does not allow late filing for exemptions after September 18, 2020 regardless of any good cause reason for missing the late filing deadline. Please click on the following link for more information about Homestead and other exemptions for which you may be eligible. https://bcpa.net/homestead.asp.

PRE-FILING FOR A 2021 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

If you purchased a new home after January 1, 2020, you may pre-file now for tax year 2021 Homestead and other exemptions. The timely filing period for Homestead Exemption for 2021 is March 2, 2020 through March 1, 2021. The absolute deadline to LATE FILE for any 2021 exemption -- if you miss the March 1 timely filing deadline -- is September 20, 2021. State law (Sec. 196.011(8), Fla. Stat.) does not allow late filing for exemptions after this date, regardless of any good cause reason for missing the late filing deadline. Please click on the following link for more information about Homestead and other exemptions for which you may be eligible https://bcpa.net/homestead.asp.


THE PROPERTY APPRAISER DOES NOT SEND TAX BILLS.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISER DOES NOT SET OR COLLECT TAXES.
Contact the Tax Collector directly: revenue@broward.org or at 954-831-4000

The COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR (note: NOT part of our office) mailed the 2019 tax bills during the first week of November. These tax bills would have become delinquent if not paid in full by April 1, 2020. Pursuant to Order of Emergency Waiver-Deviation #20-52-DOR-01, the Florida Department of Revenue extended the 2019 property tax payment due date to April 15, 2020 to assist those adversely affected by COVID-19. After this date, any taxes still owing become delinquent.

Broward County's Records, Taxes and Treasury Division is responsible for the billing and collecting of property taxes and has posted this information on their website at https://www.broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury/Pages/Default.aspx. Should you have any questions regarding the payment of property taxes, their office can be reached at (954) 831-4000 or by email to revenue@broward.org

The Property Appraiser does NOT set your tax rates. Our office is responsible for ensuring the fair assessment (value) of all properties and applying all exemptions. Your County Commission, School Board, City Commission, Hospital District, and other boards set your tax rates each year.

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Key Contact Info: Email Us, Call Us, Visit Us.

Location: 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 Mobile Exemption and Information Team Calendar for events held monthly throughout Broward County.

Hours: We are open weekdays from 8 am until 5 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 - 954.357.6822 or 954.357.6162
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

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UPCOMING 2020 PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

BCPA is currently working on the 2020 property assessments. The preliminary just values will be posted online by June 1 with the final values posted by July 1. It is important to remember Florida law requires the Property Appraiser to use January 1 as the assessment date each year for determining both value and exemption eligibility.

The 2020 assessments are based on the qualified sales of like properties which occurred during January 2, 2019 through January 1, 2020 (with the greatest weight given to sales from the final quarter of the year). Any increase or decrease in sale prices which occur in 2020 will affect the 2021 assessments (August 2021 TRIM Notice and November 2021 tax bill).

If you have any suggestions for improving our office, please email me by clicking here.

Sincerely,
Marty Kiar
MARTY KIAR
Broward County Property Appraiser

Source: Broward County Property Appraiser's Office - Contact our office at 954.357.6830. Legal Disclaimer.
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