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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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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.


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Market Reports and Veteran Updates from Marty Kiar

In his latest monthly newsletter, Marty Kiar, our Broward County Property Appraiser, gathers property sales information across the county on an ongoing basis. The BCPA Market Report, which is updated on the 16th of every month, reflects the prior month’s sales data. These monthly reports provide a visual representation of the properties sold along with the median sale prices for residential properties. The top five cities with the most sales are also listed. The BCPA Market Report can be found at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Report-Market-Sales

He also reminds us that veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 10% – 99%, or their surviving spouse, are eligible to receive a $5,000 exemption on their homesteaded property’s assessed value. Florida law also provides a full exemption for veterans with a 100% service-connected disability rating or the veteran’s surviving spouse.

To read Marty Kiar’s full newsletter, click here.


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Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher Reports on County Issues

Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, in his latest newsletter, discusses several issues currently taking place in Broward County.  Broward County passed an ordinance banning single use plastic straws and stirrers on County property. We know the harmful effects of these products on our environment, from the impacts to our waterways to the major impacts on the ecosystem. Fisher sponsored a motion to accept the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Center Affordable Housing Implementation Plan. As we all know, housing affordability in our community is at its worst. Broward County’s Resilient Environment Department recently announced a two-year countywide planning effort focused on building community resilience to the impacts of climate change predicted over the next half-century. There are other important issues discussed in the newsletter.

Click here to read the full Lamar Fisher April Newsletter.


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Vital Information from Our County Property Appraiser – Marty Kiar

In his latest newsletter. Marty talks about two important items. The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office gathers property sales information across the county on an ongoing basis. These monthly reports provide a visual representation of the properties sold along with the median sale prices for residential properties. The top five cities with the most sales are also listed. The BCPA Market Report can be found at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Report-Market-Sales.

Veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 10% – 99%, or their surviving spouse, are eligible to receive a $5,000 exemption on their homesteaded property’s assessed value. Florida law also provides a full exemption for veterans with a 100% service-connected disability rating or the veteran’s surviving spouse.

To read the full newsletter, click here.


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Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher Reports on County Activites

In his March newsletter, Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher recognizes the activities in our county.   We celebrate women with Women’s History Month, recognize safe bike measures with Bicycle Month and join together for water preservation with the 20th Annual Broward Water Matters Month. Additionally, our community has begun to see an influx of spring breakers on our beaches and don’t forget to wear your green on Thursday, March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day!

His newsletter also discusses the efforts to provide affordable housing for residents of our county and additional funding to advance flood mitigation and other waste management improvements.   Addressing traffic issues, the county, through the Penny for Transportation, has made significant advances on transit operations and capital improvements in county highways.  He also reminds those on the beach that turtle nesting season started March 1 – and the importance of protecting turtles during this time.

Click here to read the full newsletter from Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher.


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2022 Property Exemptions – It Is Not Too Late to Apply

Our Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar reminds us that it is not too early to apply for homestead exemptions for 2022.  In his latest newsletter, Marty reminds us that you can apply as late as September 19, 2022.

His newsletter also contains information about those deployed in the military overseas in support of military operations in 2021 are eligible for an additional exemption in 2022.

For more information, click here to read the full newsletter.


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Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher Reports on County Issues

Broward County Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, in his February newsletter, reports on several issues important to us on the Galt Mile.  A major project for the advancement of our community and an extremely difficult question to answer has been whether the new commuter line that crosses the New River will do so by tunnel under the river or bridge over the river.  There is also an update on the proposed joint government center with Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.  The county administrator, Bertha Henry, is retiring after 22 years with Broward County.

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Marty Kiar Provides Homestead Information Important to All

In his latest newsletter, Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar provides important information on homestead exemptions.  If you are a new homeowner or moved and you missed the timely deadline to apply for or renew any 2022 homestead exemption, you still have time. Applicants can late file for 2022 Homestead Exemption, Low-Income Senior Exemption, or any other exemption until September 19, 2022. Once the September statutory “late-filing” deadline has closed, the property appraiser’s office cannot accept any more 2022 exemption applications regardless of any good cause reason for missing the late filing deadline. The Florida Department of Revenue has set the 2022 Save Our Homes cap at 3%.  This Save Our Homes assessment cap limits increases to the Assessed/Save Our Homes Value for properties receiving Homestead Exemption to no more than 3% per year or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) regardless of increases to the just value of the property.

To read Marty’s full newsletter, click here.