When buying/acquiring real estate, do not assume the property taxes will remain the same as the current owner's taxes. Under Florida Law, a change in ownership will reset the assessed value of the property to full market value, which could result in higher property taxes. Please use our Tax Estimator to approximate your new property taxes based on the reassessed value.
The Property Appraiser does not send tax bills and does not set or collect taxes. All property tax billing and collection is handled by the Broward County Tax Collector's Office. Should you have any questions regarding your taxes, please visit the Tax Collector's website directly for additional information. The Tax Collector's office can also be reached at (954) 357-4829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Homestead Exemption and Portability saves eligible property owners thousands of dollars each year. Click here for more information on tax saving exemptions such as Homestead, Senior and all other available exemptions.
You may file for Homestead Exemption online at bcpa.net/onlinehomestead.asp. Property owners who both owned and made the property their permanent residence after January 1, 2023 may now file for 2024 Homestead Exemption and all other exemptions. The timely filing period for Homestead Exemption for 2024 is March 2, 2023 through March 1, 2024. The absolute deadline to LATE FILE for any 2024 exemption -- if you miss the March 1 timely filing deadline -- is September 18, 2024. 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 here for more information about Homestead and other exemptions for which you may be eligible.
Information about the Senior, Veteran and all other exemptions can be obtained on our website at bcpa.net/homestead.asp. All forms are available under the "Download Forms" tab and can be emailed to our office at CSEmgmt@bcpa.net or faxed to (954) 357-6188. Completed applications can also be mailed to our office at 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
You may also call our office at (954) 357-5579 for assistance with filing for any exemption or to schedule a virtual meeting with our staff.
Information regarding deeds and other recorded documents (recording a deed, adding/removing an owner, or obtaining a copy of a deed/satisfaction of mortgage/lien/judgment/etc.) is provided on our FAQ page https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Ask-Questions. Enter the word deed in the Questions How can we help... field, and select the topic of interest.
The Florida Department of Revenue's taxpayer information page also provides information and resources for a variety of property tax topics.
If your property has been damaged by a natural disaster, click here to let us know.
For frequently asked questions about catastrophic structural damage, please see Florida Homeowner's Guide: Catastrophic Event Property Damage and A Florida Homeowner's Guide: Property Tax Relief for Catastrophic Events.
If you would like to be notified about important property tax savings exemptions and classifications available to permanent Florida residents as well as upcoming Mobile Exemption Education Team events, please click here to submit your contact information.