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Property Tax FAQ’s

Q: Doesn’t Florida law prohibit an annual increase of assessed value of more than 3%?

A: Only on residential property after the homestead exemption base year is established, with certain exceptions.

Q: How much will my previously-exempt homestead residence increase in assessed value for 2004?

A: 1.9%, with certain exceptions.

Q: Can my commercial, industrial and non-homestead residential property assessment increase annually

A: Yes. All non-homestead property is reassessed annually based on market value.

Q: How and when can I appeal my tax assessment?

A: By filing a petition within 25 days from the date of mailing of notice of proposed taxes, which is mailed during the month of August.

Q: Can I hire a lawyer or other agent to appeal?

A. Yes.

Q: Can I hire someone to appeal whose compensation is based on any tax reduction obtained?

A: Yes.

Q: Can the same person address my homestead, charitable, agricultural, and tangible personal property issues

A: Yes.