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Applications & Related Forms:

EXEMPTIONS:

* HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: Click here to file for Homestead Exemption online Note: requires Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer.

* HOMESTEAD: Declaration of Domicile (required for permanent resident alien and non-voter applicants).

* HOMESTEAD: Certificate of Trust (required for some applicants when property is held by a Trust). Note: This form is only required if submitted in lieu of a copy of the actual, executed trust agreement.

* HOMESTEAD: Voluntary Cancellation of Homestead Exemption.

* SENIOR'S HOMESTEAD: Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption (Form DR-501SC).

* SENIOR'S HOMESTEAD: IRS Form 4506 - Required for some Senior Homestead Exemptions.

* DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Physician's Certification of Total and Permanent Disability (Form DR-416).

* DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Statement of Gross Income (Form DR-501A). Note: Only required for certain individuals seeking the total exemption from Ad Valorem taxation.

* DEPLOYED MILITARY EXEMPTION (Form DR-501M). Must be filed annually if the owner holds homestead and was on active military duty in the prior year outside of the United States borders in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle.

* $5,000 VETERAN'S DISABILITY EXEMPTION: No specific application form required. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Disability from the U.S. Government or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or predecessor agency). Must also provide proof of being a permanent resident of the State of Florida.

* HOMESTEAD PORTABILITY: Application to Transfer Homestead Assessment Difference (Form DR-501T) . IMPORTANT: This form is an application to transfer your Save Our Homes benefit to a new homesteaded property. You MUST also file for a homestead exemption on the new property.

* "GRANNY FLAT": Application for Assessment Reduction for New Construction for Parent(s) or Grandparent(s).

* HISTORIC PROPERTIES: Application for Special Exemption for Designated Historic Properties.

* RELIGIOUS, NON-PROFIT, CHARITABLE, SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTIONS: Application for Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (Form DR-504).

* NON-PROFIT EXEMPTIONS: Affidavit for Nursing Homes and Homes for Special Services (Form DR-504S).

* NON-PROFIT EXEMPTIONS: Exemption Application for Charter School Facilities (Form DR-504CS).

REAL PROPERTY (ALL):

* CHANGE OF MAILING ADDRESS - Simply send us giving us your name, the property ID number (or property street address) and the requested new mailing address information. Alternatively, you may print this form and mail or fax it to us. For use with both Exemptions & Real Property.

* NOTICE OF OWNERSHIP CHANGE: Change of Ownership or Control of Non-Homesteaded Property (Form DR-430) . IMPORTANT: Per Section 193.1556, Florida Statutes, you must notify the Property Appraiser in writing when you obtain ownership (or controlling interest in a business owning) of non-homesteaded property. You are NOT required to file any notice IF you have recorded a deed documenting the change of ownership.

* INCOME & EXPENSE SURVEY for COMMERCIAL Properties.

* INCOME & EXPENSE SURVEY for APARTMENT Buildings.

* MOBILE HOMES: Declaration of Mobile Home as Real Property (Form DR-402).

* REAL ESTATE: Sales Verification Survey

* PARCEL SPLIT/COMBINE REQUEST. Use this form to request our office to split or combine adjacent parcels which have identical current ownership.

* DECLARATION OF PARTIAL PERSONAL USE. Use this form to notify our office when a multi-unit property (duplex, triplex, small apartment buildings) is partially used as a homestead which other portions (rooms, duplex unit, apartments) are rented out to tenants.

AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION:

* AGRICULTURE: Application for Agricultural Classification (Form DR-482).

TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY (TPP):

* TPP: TPP Exemption Application and Personal Property Tax Return (Form DR-405).

* TPP: TPP Exemption Application and Return for previous filers with total TPP value of under $25,000 (Form DR-405EZ).

* TPP: Name & Address Change.

* TPP: Request for 30-Day Extension of Filing Date. Per state law, this request must be submitted in a reasonable amount of time BEFORE the annual April 1 TPP filing deadline.

* TPP: Depreciation Table.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT & OTHERS ELIGIBLE BY STATE LAW:

* CONFIDENTIALITY: Application Form and Instructions.


V.A.B. Appeals Process Petitions:

Please fill out the petition form online, or print a copy below and mail/deliver to the Broward County Value Adjustment Board, along with the VAB's statutory $15 filing fee (payable to "Value Adjustment Board") to:

Value Adjustment Board
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Questions? Contact the VAB at 954.357.7205 or 954.357.5367, or .

IMPORTANT:

VALUE ISSUES: All 2014 VALUATION petitions are due at the Value Adjustment Board office by the SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 filing deadline. NOTE: Anyone seeking to file a 2014 value appeal AFTER the September deadline must either contact the VAB directly (see above) or use the online filing link for details on "good cause" late filing.

EXEMPTIONS: March 3, 2014 is the deadline to timely file for 2014 exemptions. Section 196.011(8), Florida Statutes, required ALL late-filed exemption applications for 2014 be filed with the Property Appraiser by the September 17, 2014, statutory deadline. After the September statutory "late-filing" deadline has closed, we cannot accept any more 2014 exemption applications (note: regardless of any good cause reason for missing the late filing deadline). Petitions challenging our office's DENIAL or REMOVAL of an exemption may be filed with the VAB at any time of the year so long as it is within 30 days of the date of the denial notice..

V.A.B. FORMS:

PETITIONS TO CHALLENGE THE DENIAL OF AN EXEMPTION:

* Denial Petition for Homestead, Senior and Other Exemptions (DR-486 Form) - Note: Check the appropriate boxes on the form indicating this is a "Denial of Request for Exemption" petition. You may also e-file your denial petition for Homestead, Senior and Other Exemptions directly with the VAB by clicking here.

* Denial Petition for Portability (DR-486PORT Form)

* Denial Petition for Non-Profit/Institutional Exemptions (DR-486 Form) - Note: Check the appropriate boxes on the form indicating this is a "Denial of Request for Exemption" petition. You may also e-file your denial petition directly with the VAB by clicking here.

* Denial Petition for Agricultural Classification (DR-486 Form) - Note: Check the appropriate boxes on the form indicating this is a "Denial for Agricultural Classification" petition. You may also e-file your denial petition directly with the VAB by clicking here.

* Petition Withdrawal Form - This form is used when a petitioner, for whatever reason, simply wishes to withdraw his/her appeal.

* Click here to check the status of your pending 2014 VAB Petition

* Click here to check the status of your pending 2013 VAB Petition

* Click here to check the status of your pending 2012 VAB Petition


PETITIONS TO CHALLENGE 2014 VALUE ASSESSMENTS:

You may file a petition to challenge your proposed 2014 assessment any time after the TRIM Notices are mailed in mid-August. The statutory deadline to file a 2014 value petition is September 17, 2014. If you miss the September deadline, contact the VAB directly (see above) for details on "good cause" late filing for a value appeal. Note: The Property Appraiser does NOT set any tax rates. Under Florida law, you cannot petition the VAB to challenge the amount of TAXES you must pay. A value petition only challenges the proposed MARKET VALUE of the property. To protest your proposed tax rates, you must attend the public hearings listed on your TRIM Notice.

* Petition to Challenge Value Assessments and Value Good Cause Request (DR-486 Form) - Note: This form is used for valuation challenges for both real property and tangible personal property. Check the appropriate box for either "Real Property Value" or "Tangible Personal Property Value." This form is also used to request GOOD CAUSE to late file if you missed the September 17, 2014, deadline. Contact the VAB directly for more information if you wish to learn more about "good cause" late filing. You may also e-file your value appeal petition online directly with the VAB by clicking here.

* Contiguous Parcels (Multiple Condo Unit in the Same Condo)

* Petition Withdrawal Form - This form is used when a petitioner, for whatever reason, simply wishes to withdraw his/her appeal.

* Click here to check the status of your pending 2014 VAB Petition

* Click here to check the status of your pending 2013 VAB Petition

* Click here to check the status of your pending 2012 VAB Petition


 

Source: Broward County Property Appraiser's Office - Contact our office at 954.357.6830. Legal Disclaimer.

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