Military/Veterans Exemptions

$5000 Service Connected Disability Exemption

Applicant must submit a letter from the Veterans Administration stating the percentage of service-connected disability (10% or more) along with an application, by March 1 of the year you wish the exemption to begin.

You may apply by mail, or in person. Click here for the application.

 

 $5000 Service Connected Surviving Spouse Disability Exemption

Applicant must be a spouse of a deceased Service Connected Disabled Veteran who was married for 5 years or more. You must submit a letter from the Veterans Administration stating the percentage of service-connected disability (10% or more) of the deceased spouse along with a copy of the marriage license and spouse’s death certificate.

Application must be submitted by March 1 of the year you wish the exemption to begin.

You may apply by mail, or in person. Click here for the application.

 

Combat Related Disability Exemption

Applicants must pre-qualify for Homestead exemption, be 65 years of age as of January 1, be an honorably discharged veteran and have a “combat-related disability” from the Veterans Administration. You must submit an application, a copy of your DD214, proof of age, copy of rating letter from the Veteran’s Administration, along with evidence of the combat related disability.

Application must be submitted by March 1 of the year you wish the exemption to begin.

You may apply by mail, or in person. Click here for the application.

 

Service-Connected Total and Permanent Disability Exemption

Any honorably discharged veteran with a service-connected total and permanent disability, surviving spouses of qualifying veterans and spouses of Florida resident veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces are entitled to an exemption on real estate used and owned as a homestead less any portion used for commercial purposes.

To be eligible for this exemption, the applicant must own, occupy and have been a permanent resident of this state as of January 1st of the tax year for which the exemption is being claimed.

If filing for the first time, the applicant must provide a letter from the United States Government or United States Department of Veterans Affairs as proof of service-connected total and permanent disability or the death of the spouse while on active duty.

Please note – Under certain circumstances, the benefit of the exemption may carry over to the veteran’s spouse in the event of the veteran’s death. Please contact our office, for additional information, at 850-997-3356.

You may apply by mail, or in person. Click here for the application.

 

Deployed Service Member Property Tax Exemption

Florida law provides an additional ad valorem exemption on the homestead of service members who were deployed last year outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of certain military operations as designated by the Florida Legislature. Applicants must currently receive a Homestead exemption. Applicant must submit the Deployed Military Exemption Application along with copies of deployed orders listing deployment dates and the deployment travel voucher or copy of the DD214 showing deployment dates. For a complete list of eligible military operations, please see the Informational Supplement attached to the application.

You may apply in person or by mail. Click here for the application.