Category: Press Releases
Posted By: Kevin Mims
The 2017 deadline is just two weeks away for filing of homestead and other exemptions and classifications. Applications may either be hand delivered or mailed and postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 1st. For eligibility, a complete application with all supporting documentation is required. This deadline applies to:
• Homestead Exemption
• Widow/Widower Exemption
• All Veterans Disability Exemptions
• Deployed Military Exemption for duty in specified active war zones during 2014
• Eligible Citizens Physical Disability Exemptions
• Portability Applications
• Agricultural or Conservation Classification
• Conservation in Perpetuity Exemption
• Institutional, Education, Religious or Charitable Exemptions
Property owners with an existing exemption or classification should have received their annual renewal postcard during January 2017. Assuming there are no changes in ownership or other status affecting the exemption or classification, renewal is automatic. A new application is required if you have bought a new home and/or moved, or made any changes in the title to your home. Contact this office if unsure.
Filings after March 1st, 2017 are considered late and will be considered for the 2018 tax roll. For good cause and upon request, late filings may be eligible for consideration at the discretion of the Property Appraiser. The Property Appraiser’s website www.citruspa.org provides explanations of eligibility and what documentation is required to file the application. The customer service staff is always available to answer questions in both offices. In Inverness please call (352) 341-6600 (Courthouse Annex Building), in Crystal River please call (352) 564-7130 (West Citrus Center). Applications may be mailed to either location.