Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Apply or renew homestead exemption by March 1

APPLY OR RENEW HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office is taking applications for homestead exemption and the low-income senior exemptions.

Property Appraiser Alvin Mazourek reminds residents who purchased a home or moved during the 2011 tax year that they need to submit applications for homestead exemptions by March 1 to get the benefit for the 2012 tax year. Applications after March 1 will be considered for 2013.

To qualify for the homestead exemption and accompanying "Save Our Homes" assessment cap, the home must be the permanent and primary residence of the applicant and spouse. One exemption per married couple is allowed. Those who have moved within the state of Florida and received a homestead exemption on another property within the past two years may be eligible for portability.

For seniors eligible for homestead exemption: If at least one owner is 65 or older prior to Jan. 1 and the total household adjusted gross income during 2010 did not exceed $26,203, and they did not apply for the low-income senior exemption for 2011, an application must be submitted by March 1.

For seniors who did receive a low-income senior exemption for 2011, a 2012 renewal card was mailed with the notice of proposed property taxes last August.

Seniors are required to verify their total household adjusted gross income and check the appropriate box to renew or cancel their exemption and return the card before March 1 to one of the property appraiser's offices: the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; or 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

For information, visit the website at hernandocounty.us/pa or call (352) 754-4190.

Apply or renew homestead exemption by March 1 01/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2012 9:56am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tim Tebow Week: 12 stories from his Tampa Bay tour

    Minors

    Alas, Tim Tebow Week — eight baseball games in eight nights that reunited Tebow with his Tampa Bay friends and admirers — is over. The fun ended Thursday night.

    St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow meets fans and signs autographs before the beginning of the Mets at Threshers game at Spectrum Field on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Clearwater. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times

  2. Democrat Philip Levine won't attack Trump. Can he be Florida governor?

    Perspective

    If he decides to run, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine will be the most enigmatic and unpredictable candidate for Florida governor in 2018.

    Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is introduced before speaking at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting at the Ferguson Law Center in Tampa on May 19. (LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times)
  3. What you need to know for Friday, Aug. 18

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    Read 'Hellfire from Above,' inside the Tampa Electric Co. power plant accident that left five people dead. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  4. Tampa is training ground for Team USA inline skating

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — The United States once dominated the sport known as international outdoor inline speed skating.

    Cotton Yarborough is one of five people from the Tampa Bay area on the national inline speed skating team. The team is competing in the world championships Aug. 27 in China. [Courtesy of Frank Holland]
  5. Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — After failing to land both Publix and Walmart, the Tampa Housing Authority says it is close to a deal to bring another well-known grocer to its Encore project.

    The Tampa Housing Authority's Encore project has housing like The Reed, pictured, but no retail. It is in talks to bring a grocer and two hotels to the site on the west side of Nebraska Avenue close to downtown Tampa.