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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.
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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.

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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

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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.

 

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Commissioner Fisher’s August Newsletter Contains Wealth of Important Information

Our Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher’s newsletter contains a wealth of information important to all residents of the Galt.  The newsletter provides updated information on COVID hospitalizations and a dashboard link to check the daily status.  He also talks about the redrawing of county commissioner district lines based on census data and the new proposed commuter rail project.  The newsletter references the Condominium Structural Committee proceedings and Lauderdale By The Sea mitigation reefs.  And there’s even more information.

Click here to read the August Newsletter.


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TRIM Notices and Deadline to Appeal Homestead Exemption

The office of Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar recently mailed over 776,000 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to Broward County property owners.  Florida law requires the property appraiser to assess every parcel of real and tangible personal property in Broward County as of January 1, 2021. The 2021 just values are based on the 2020 market data.  The TRIM Notice you received shows your 2021 just value, 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 exemptions not shown on your TRIM Notice, you may still late file for any 2021 exemption until September 20, 2021. For a list of all the available tax-saving exemptions and to apply for exemptions online, please visit our website at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Homestead or call us at 954-357-6830.

 

Click here to read the latest Newsletter from Marty Kiar.


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Commissioner Fisher updates us on Surfside and major county projects in July Newsletter

Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher represents most of the coastal communities in Broward County (including the Galt Mile), from Deerfield Beach to Fort Lauderdale. “The day of the tragedy at Surfside, all I could think about are all our amazing condos along the beach and while my heart has been heavy for weeks, I checked in on several condo associations.” Many questions remain unanswered, but his newsletter provides a quick overview of Broward County’s Building Safety Inspection Program.  Commissioner Fisher also updates us on the major county projects underway:  the Convention Center Renovation and Headquarter Hotel, and the Joint Government Center Campus.

Click here to read Commissioner Fisher’s July Newsletter. 

 

 


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Property Assessments and Proposed Taxes Arriving August 1

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 2021 just value, exemptions and proposed taxes as set by the various taxing authorities. The TRIM Notice is your opportunity to review your property’s 2021 just value and ensure you are receiving all the tax-saving exemptions you are entitled to.

Click here to read Marty Kiar’s August newsletter about the TRIM notices and homestead exemptions.

 


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Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher June Newsletter

Commissioner Fisher (our county commissioner) provides some excellent information in his June Newsletter that is of interest to all members of the Galt Mile community.  He provides us an update on the COVID vaccination sites and insights into the proposed county budget, with his emphasis on affordable housing, homelessness, traffic improvements and funding for the Animal Care Center. The newsletter also provides updates on Hurricane preparedness and important resources on hurricane information and flooding.

Click here to read Commissioner Fisher’s complete newsletter.