Homestead Exemption Deadline TODAY

“The Florida homestead exemption and Save Our Homes assessment limitation help Florida homeowners save money on their property taxes. Benefits are also available to property owners with disabilities, senior citizens, veterans and active duty military service members, disabled first responders, and properties with specialized uses.

Taxable value of a home is reduced thru homestead exemptions to help the homeowner save money on property taxes. If your home is valued at $150,000 and you receive a $25,000 homestead exemption, your home will be taxed as if it is worth $125,000. In order to take advantage this benefit, you must submit an application by the deadline on March 1, 2019.”

How do I file a homestead exemption?

Visit the link below to locate instructions for your county. Some counties allow online filing while others require you to visit the property appraisers office. Click here to find your county instructions

http://floridarevenue.com/property/Pages/Taxpayers_Exemptions.aspx

Who qualifies for an exemption?

Anyone who owned a home on Jan. 1 and used it as a primary residence on that date is entitled homestead exemption.

Are other exemptions available?

If you qualify for the over-65 or disabled exemption, you are also entitled to a permanent, locked-in “ceiling” on the school property taxes on your home. In case of death, the over-65 or disabled homeowner’s exemption, but not the school tax ceiling, transfers to the surviving spouse, if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of death and lives in and owns the home. The exemptions may be transferred to another property by using the former home’s tax “ceiling” calculation.

Do I have to apply each year?

No. If you had a homestead exemption on your home the previous year, you won’t need to reapply unless your chief appraiser requires it. However, if you have not received an exemption on your present home or if you have moved to a new home, you will need to file for an exemption the current year.

Is there a fee to file for the exemption?

There is no application fee; the service is provided free of charge. Beware of letters you may receive saying they will file for you for a fee.

What is the application deadline?

You are to file the completed application with all required documentation beginning Jan. 1 and no later than April 30 of the year for which you are requesting an exemption but if you. If you qualify for the age 65 or older or disabled persons exemption or the exemption for donated homesteads of partially disabled veterans, you are to apply for the exemption no later than the first anniversary of the date you qualify for the exemption.

In DUVAL county

“The deadline to timely file for a homestead exemption is March 1. Late filing is permitted through early September. (The deadline for late filing is set by Florida law and falls on the 25th day following the mailing of the Notices of Proposed Property Taxes which occurs in mid-August.)”

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!
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What are you waiting for?

If you are waiting for prices to go down I don’t see it happening. The median home price in Jacksonville in 2015 was around $180,000 in 2016 median prices were $195,00 and 2017 they were $210,000. Now we are almost half way through 2018 with a median home price of $225,000.

So tell me:

  • What’s holding you back?
  • What are you waiting for?
  • How can I help?

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PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Argyle Forest, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

 

Use This Spring Clean-Up Guide To Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Did You Know…

The City of Jacksonville’s Solid Waste Division is holding a Household Hazardous Waste And E-Waste Mobile Collection Event on February 10, 2018, @ 9 a.m. @ Baker Skinner Park 7641 Powers Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32217.

If you have old paint cans, thinners, TV’s, pool chemicals, computer monitors and other household hazardous waste items that you know doesn’t go into the regular trash pickup but you have been storing them in the garage because you do not know what to do with them, now is the time to get rid of them.

Types of waste which may be brought to the mobile collection sites include:

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paint
  • Paint thinners and paint strippers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Thermometers and thermostats
  • Drain cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • Pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Fertilizer
  • Acids
  • Gun powder
  • Ammunition and fireworks
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, including CFL light bulbs
  • 20-pound propane cylinders

E-Waste

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer terminals
  • CPUs
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereo equipment
  • Radios
  • VCRs
  • DVDs
  • Camcorders
  • Desk and mobile phones
  • Pagers
  • Power tools
  • Small kitchen appliances (i.e. microwaves, toaster ovens)
  • Health and beauty appliances

For more information, call 904-387-8847 or visit the Household Hazardous Waste web page.

Future events will be as follows:

November 18, 2017 – Normandy Park:  1728 Lindsey Road 
December 9, 2017-  Mandarin Park:  14780 Mandarin Road
January 6, 2018 –    Oceanway Park:  12215 Sago Ave.
January 20, 2018 – Jacksonville Beach Public Works Department: 1460 Shetter Avenue, Jacksonville Beach
February 10, 2018  – Baker Skinner, 7641 Powers Ave
March 3, 2018 –Ed Austin Regional Park:   3450 Monument Road
March 17, 2018 –Blue Cypress Park:   4012 University Blvd. N.
April 7, 2018 – Mandarin Park:  14780 Mandarin Road
April 21, 2018 – Drew Park, 6621 Barnes Road South
May 5, 2018 – Jacksonville Beach Public Works Department: 1460 Shetter Avenue, Jacksonville Beach
May 19, 2018  – Ed Austin Regional Park:  3450 Monument Road
June 9, 2018 –  9A / Baymeadows Regional Park 8000 Baymeadows Road East

Below is a link for more information on future mobile pickups:

http://www.coj.net/Departments/Public-Works/Solid-Waste/Remote-Collection-Events.aspx

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

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PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn your real estate transaction is always a win!

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