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Broward County Vice Mayor Fisher Reports on Many Issues

Our commissioner, Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, in his January 2022 newsletter, reports on several issues important to the Galt Mile community.  He starts by stating, “The start of a new year is a great opportunity for all to reflect on the challenges of the past year, make goals for the new year and a plan to attain those goals. As we enter 2022, I hope everyone is pursuing their news year’s resolution by making healthy choices and staying safe as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.”

In his newsletter, VM Fisher discusses an update on COVID-19, redistricting (changing the boundaries of the commission district – we are still in District 4 with the same commissioner), commuter rail meetings, opportunities for small businesses, and the upcoming count of homeless individuals in Broward County.

To read the full newsletter, click here


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Automatic Senior Homestead Exemption Renewals for 2022

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar reminds us about the renewal of senior homestead exemptions for 2022.  Beginning this year (2022), after the initial application approval, the Senior Exemption automatically renews each year unless the senior notifies our office that they no longer meet the income requirement for this exemption. People who received the Senior Exemption in 2021 and are still living at the same address do not need to send in a signed renewal card to continue receiving this exemption.  The Property Appraiser’s office will mail the Senior Exemption renewal information later this month with the annual income limitation set by the state of Florida.

To read more about senior exemptions, go to galtmile.com to read Marty’s newsletter.


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Vice Mayor Fisher Reports on Events Important to the Galt

Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, our Broward County Commissioner, reports on many exciting events taking place in Broward County that are important to residents of the Galt Mile.  In his newsletter, he reports on the progress of the beach renourishment (replacing sand on our beaches) program and how it impacts the Galt Mile.  Port Everglades is extending a welcome to the Disney Cruise Line, resulting in an additional 10.6 million passengers yearly.  Broward County has embarked on a mission to attract more of the film and television industry to our community.  Fisher participated in the Foundation Celebration for the Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC). The NJCC is Broward County’s only Certified Rape Crisis Center and Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that helps those in our community who have experienced sexual violence, child abuse and human trafficking since 1977.  The newsletter also describes recent county actions on a number of issues.

Click here to read Vice Mayor Fisher’s newsletter.


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Marty Kiar Answers Two Key Homesteading Questions

In his latest newsletter, Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar answers two key questions about Homestead Exemptions.  The first is:  Does my homestead exemption automatically renew? After your initial application for Homestead Exemption has been approved, it automatically renews each year unless there is a change of ownership or eligible use of your homesteaded property. If you have any questions relating to the death of the owner, the Change Card or need assistance in filing for Homestead or other tax-saving exemptions, please visit their website at web.bcpa.net  or contact their Customer Service Department at 954-357-6830.

 

The second question is:  Where did my portability savings go?  When the website is updated to display subsequent year property values, your portability deduction is no longer shown independently because it is already factored into your new Assessed/Save Our Homes value.

Read Marty Kiar’s newsletter for more information about both questions.


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Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher Reports on Broward County

In his November newsletter, Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher states, “and I have been chosen as your new Vice Mayor. I’m incredibly honored and grateful to have been selected as your new Vice Mayor by my colleagues. I’m excited and look forward to working with our new Mayor, the Commission and most importantly our communities, as we continue to build on Broward County’s successes for a bright future.”  The Vice Mayor also reports on the rental assistance program, beach renourishment (which includes the Galt Mile beaches), turtles and manatees, and new cruise ships docking in our port.

Click here to read the full November newsletter.


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2022 Homestead Exemption Discussed by Marty Kiar

Our Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar discusses the 2022 Homestead Exemption is his new newsletter. All qualified Florida residents are eligible to receive a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots. To qualify for Homestead Exemption, you must own and make the property your permanent residence on January 1 of the year for which you are applying for this valuable exemption. You can easily apply online at https://web.bcpa.net

The timely deadline to file for all 2022 exemptions is March 1, 2022.
To read the full newsletter, click here.


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Broward Commissioner Fisher Updates Us on Beach Renourishment

Turtle season will come to an end October 31st, which means the Segment II Beach Renourishment project will shortly begin.  Fort Lauderdale is expected to begin to see sand replenishment in December through April 2022. For regular updates and/or specific information, visit Broward.org/BeachRenourishment. Questions regarding this project can also be directed to [email protected].  His newsletter also updates us on the coastal commuter link, ePermits One Stop for applying for building permits, and the new electric buses being used in Broward County that give off no emissions.

Click here to read the full newsletter.


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Property Appraiser Marty Kiar Discusses Homestead Exemptions

The Property Appraiser’s Office does not set your tax rates, collect property taxes, or determine how the tax revenue is allocated by local government.  Florida law requires the Property Appraiser’s office to assess all property based on the market data on January 1 of each year.  They are also able to grant tax-saving exemptions to qualified applicants. The property tax bills are mailed by the Broward County’s Records, Taxes & Treasury Division. If you have questions regarding the payment of your tax bill, please contact their office at 954.831.4000 or visit their website at https://www.broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury

Click here to read the full newsletter.


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Commissioner Lamar Fisher Updates Us on County Issues

It’s September and as students are back in school, one thing we learned this Summer is that COVID-19 is still a great part of our lives, even a year and a half since the first case in our community. As information changes daily please make sure to visit Broward.org/Coronavirus if you have any concerns or questions. The website is regularly updated to include testing and vaccination site updates, latest hospital reports, financial assistance information and more. Please stay safe!

Commissioner Fisher also shares information on the condominium structures issues committee, King Tides, County Commission Budget, and a host of other issues.

Click here to read Commissioner Fisher’s newsletter.


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Deployed Military Exemption Available from Property Appraiser

In a newsletter from our Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar, he shares important information for US military personnel.  Those deployed overseas on specified military operations may be entitled to an additional tax-saving exemption.  These qualifying military operations are updated by the Florida Legislature annually, so the ones listed below may not be all encompassing as some operations may be added or removed in future years.  The Property Appraiser’s office does accept pre-filing for upcoming tax year(s) depending on the dates included on the applicant’s military orders and the application permits a spouse, personal representative or designee under Chapter 709, Florida Statutes, to apply on behalf of the qualifying applicant.

 

Click here to read more from Marty Kiar.