Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser
By MARTY KIAR
Broward County Property Appraiser
Your Homestead Exemption automatically renews each year as long as nothing has changed with the use of the property or the ownership. Each January, my office mails a Homestead Exemption Renewal/Change Order Card to all property owners with Homestead Exemption. If there are NO changes to the ownership or use of the property, you do not need to do anything. Simply keep the card for your records and your valuable exemption will renew automatically for the 2018 tax year. If there are any changes, please mark the Change Order Card accordingly and return it to our office.
If anyone named on the Homestead Exemption has passed away, you should notify our office to avoid potential penalties.
The Homestead Exemption of a deceased person must be removed in the year immediately following the individual’s passing. The surviving spouse of a Homesteaded owner is entitled to keep this valuable exemption and lower Save Our Homes value; however, will need to apply for Homestead if they have not already done so. Homestead Exemptions do not transfer to other family members and cannot remain with the property after the Homesteaded owner passes away. If you are a co-owner and sole beneficiary to the property in the will, you may apply for Homestead Exemption while the will is probated as long as the property is your permanent residence.
If you are a surviving spouse or otherwise believe you are entitled to an exemption, you must file your own Homestead Exemption application to receive the benefit. If you have any questions relating to the death of the owner, the Change Card or need assistance in filing for Homestead or other tax-saving exemptions, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our Customer Service Department at 954-357-6830.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954-357-6904 or by email at email@example.com