Friday, August 30, 2013

Homestead Exemption Deadline September 18th for Broward County Owner Occupied Residential Property
BCPA Special Saturday Working Hours
Our office will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm this summer on two Saturdays -- September 7 and September 14 -- to better serve working families.
You can file today for 2013 exemptions. This includes homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat, portability, deployed military and non-profit exemptions. If you miss the March 1, 2013, deadline to timely file to any exemptions, Florida law allows you to "late file" for 2013 exemptions until September 18, 2013. Note: Per Section 196.011(8), Florida Statutes, we cannot accept any exemption late applications once "late filing" deadline closes. To apply for a 2013 homestead, simply click here to use our online Homestead Application system. To apply for other exemptions, visit our Download Forms page to find the appropriate application. Questions? Please contact our Customer Service & Exemptions Division at 954.357.6830. Note: Due to a quirk in state law, pre-filing before January 1, 2013, is not permitted for the low-income senior exemption.
Key Contact Info: Email Us, Call Us, Visit Us.
Location: Our MAIN OFFICE is located the Broward Governmental Center at 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, in downtown Fort Lauderdale (just south of Broward Boulevard). Note: Please also see our Outreach Calendar for events held monthly throughout Broward County.
Hours: We are open weekdays from 7 am until 6 pm.
Important Phone Numbers: Here is a quick phone list to guide you in the right direction...
Customer Service, Exemptions & General Info - 954.357.6830
You are entitled to a Homestead Exemption if, as of January 1st, you have made the property your permanent home or the permanent home of a person who is legally or naturally dependent on you. By law, January 1 of each year is the date on which permanent residence is determined.