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Questions About Your 2022 Property Assessment or Exemptions?

Property Appraiser Marty Kiar’s office mailed over 776,000 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to Broward County property owners in August. The 2022 Just/Market Values are based on the market data from 2021 as Florida Statutes require our office use January 1 as the date of assessment each year. The TRIM Notice you received shows your 2022 market value, any tax-saving exemptions you are receiving, and the proposed tax amounts as set by the various taxing authorities listed on the notice. It is important to remember the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect taxes.

If you believe you are entitled to a Homestead Exemption or any other exemption not shown on your TRIM Notice, you may still late file for any 2022 exemption until September 19, 2022. For a list of all the available tax-saving exemptions and to apply for these exemptions online, please visit our website at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Homestead or call us at 954-357-6830.

Click here to read Marty Kiar’s full newsletter.




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Late File for Portability from Marty Kiar

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar informs us in his latest newsletter that portability allows eligible property owners to pay less property taxes at their newly homesteaded property by transferring all or a portion of the Save Our Homes (SOH) savings from one Florida property to another Florida property within the strict time frame allowed by law. If you qualify, Portability will reduce your property’s assessed value, resulting in tax savings this year and possible tax savings in future years depending upon the market value of your home each year.

Read more about property portability in Marty’s newsletter by clicking here.


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2022 TRIM Notices

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office mails the TRIM (proposed tax) Notices in August of each year. This is NOT a tax bill but a notice showing your property’s 2022 just value, exemptions and proposed taxes as set by the various taxing authorities. The TRIM Notice is your opportunity to review your 2022 just value and ensure you are receiving all the tax-saving exemptions you are eligible for.

Florida Statutes require our office use January 1 as the date of assessment each year.  The 2022 just values are based on the market data from 2021. Our office must consider changes in market conditions – up or down – when developing the just/market values each year. The 2022 just values will reflect the significant changes in the 2021 market data. As the real estate market trends upward, most property owners will see increases in their just/market values.

Property Appraiser Marty Kiar’s newsletter also answers key questions about the Homestead Exemption.  Click here to read the full newsletter.


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2022 Property Exemptions – It Is Not Too Late to Apply

According to Broward Property Appraiser Marty Kiar, the timely deadline to apply for any 2022 exemption was March 1; however, applicants can still late file until September 19, 2022. If you both owned and made the property your permanent residence as of January 1, 2022, you can still apply for 2022 Homestead Exemption and any other exemptions you may qualify for. You can easily apply for Homestead Exemption online at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Homestead as well as view all the other exemptions available to qualified applicants.

While the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect taxes, our office receives many calls from residents inquiring about installment tax bills and their recently approved exemptions. Broward County’s Records, Taxes & Treasury Division is responsible for the billing and collecting of property taxes.

Click here to read the full newsletter from Marty Kiar.


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Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher shares info in his May/June Newsletter

Summertime is quickly approaching, and we can already feel the heat! Graduations are taking place, summer vacations are starting, and grills are getting ready for pool/beach days. As we spend time with our families, I urge residents to stay safe from the brutal south Florida heat, stay ready for major weather events or heavy rainfalls and check in and help your elderly neighbors this summer.

His newsletter addresses hurricane season and the tax-free shopping days to buy hurricane supplies.  It also speaks about the 911 call center, that has recently been in the news for understaffing.  Other items of interest include Broward County Rental Assistance Program, Mosquito Control Services, and Sea Turtle Nesting Program for those on the ocean.

Click here to read Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher’s complete newsletter.

 


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Commissioner Heather Moraitis Discusses Latest Issues in June Newsletter

Commissioner Heather Moraitis, in her June newsletter, discusses waterways in Fort Lauderdale.  The City Commission is committed to continually improving waterway quality. We have initiated programs to reduce pollutants and remove trash from our 165-miles of waterways. The City has conducted educational campaigns on preventing discharges, infrastructure improvements such as swale rehabilitation to improve the quality of stormwater reaching the waterways, and the implementation of pilot and restoration projects directly to address water quality in our waterways. In the newsletter, she also discusses the Galleria Mall project, commissioning the USS Fort Lauderdale, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  She also focuses on the proposed movie studio complex project, pickleball courts, and the results of the 2021 neighborhood satisfaction survey.

Click here to read Commissioner Moraitis’ full newsletter.

 


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Property Portability is Discussed by Marty Kiar

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar discusses property assessment portability and its impact on you in his July newsletter.  Effective tax year 2021, a property owner who applied and was approved for Homestead Exemption for 2021 is eligible to apply for Portability if the property owner held a Homestead Exemption at a previous Florida home in one of the three previous tax years.  Portability allows eligible property owners to pay less property taxes at their newly homesteaded property by transferring all or a portion of the Save Our Homes (SOH) savings from one Florida property to another Florida property within the strict time frame allowed by law.  If you qualify, portability will reduce your property’s assessed value, resulting in tax savings this year and possible tax savings in future years depending upon the market value of your home each year.

 

Click here to read Marty Kiar’s latest newsletter.