Veteran & First Responder Exemptions

Veteran & First Responder Exemptions


The Service-Connected Total & Permanent Disability Exemption provides qualified military veterans with up to 100% exemption from all ad-valorem property taxes on their homestead property.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be considered totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected cause, or be the surviving spouse (who is not remarried) of a qualifying veteran, or the surviving spouse (who is not remarried) of a Florida resident veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty with the United States Armed Forces
  • Must provide a certificate from the United States Government or a letter from Veterans Affairs
  • May be requested to provide additional documents to prove the residency of a deceased veteran

Homestead Exemption is required for this exemption.

The $5,000 Disabled Veterans Exemption provides qualified military veterans with up to a $5,000 reduction in taxable value on one property they own. Under certain circumstances, this exemption can carry over to the veteran’s surviving spouse (who is not remarried).

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a Florida Resident
  • Must have a service-connected disability rated between 10% – 100%
  • Must provide a certificate from the United States Government or a letter from Veterans Affairs

Homestead Exemption is required for this exemption.

The Homestead Tax Discount for Veterans 65 and Older with Combat-Related Disability Exemption provides qualified military veterans with a reduction in taxable value on their homestead property equal to the percentage of their combat-related disability as determined by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 65-years old or older on January 1 of the year in which the exemption is to be applied
  • Must have a service-connected disability of 10% or higher that is combat related
  • Must be honorably discharged from military service

Homestead Exemption is required for this exemption.

The Deployed Military Exemption provides qualified applicants with a reduction in taxable value on their homestead property equal to the percentage of their deployment time during the last year.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have been deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in connection with a designated military operation*
  • Must file an application with the Property Appraiser’s office on or before March 1st of the year following the qualified deployment
  • Must provide documentation proving deployment dates

Homestead Exemption is required for this exemption.

The Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Exemption provides up to 100% ad-valorem property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran or a first responder who died in the line of duty.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The military veteran must have died from service-connected causes while on active duty.
  • The first responder must have died in the line of duty.

Homestead Exemption is required for this exemption.

LAWS

§ 193.461, Florida Statutes sets for the criteria for determining which properties qualify for the Agricultural Classification

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