The Miami-Dade Property Appraiser will accept applications for a new long-term senior exemption until June 3.
Under Amendment 11, approved by Florida voters last November, low-income seniors who have lived in their homes at least 25 years can seek the additional property-tax exemption.
Miami-Dade and several cities implemented the amendment, which also requires that applicants be at least 65 years old and have a household adjusted gross income of less than $27,590 a year. The amendment exempts qualified seniors from paying property taxes on the full value of their home, so long as it has a market value less than $250,000.
Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a former GOP majority leader in the Florida house who was elected county Property Appraiser last November, said the move, permitted under state law under certain circumstances, aims to ensure “everyone who qualifies for this new exemption is given ample opportunity to apply.’’
Homeowners who qualify for other tax exemptions also may still apply, if extenuating circumstances prevented them from filing by the March 1 deadline, his office said. Information is available from the Property Appraiser’s office at 305-375-4091.