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For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2013
Media Contact:
Patrick Smikle

Chris Wills

Property Tax Exemption Filing deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013 for all exemptions, including those passed by voters in November

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- This Friday, March 1st is the deadline for property owners to file an application for a property tax exemption.  Residents are encouraged to contact the Miami-Dade County Office of the Property Appraiser to determine if they are currently receiving or are eligible for exemption benefits, including two new exemptions that were approved by voters in November.

The new exemptions could help reduce the property tax burden for low-income senior citizens who have lived in their home for over 25 years, as well as for the spouses of first responders who died in the line of duty.  To apply for an exemption, property owners may call the Property Appraiser’s Office at 305-375-4091, to have an application emailed or faxed to them.  Exemption applications can also be filed in person at:

Downtown Miami           South Dade Government Center
111 NW 1st Street            10710 SW 211 Street
Suite 710                         2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33128              Miami, FL 33189

As promised, Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera has simplified the exemption filing process for property owners this year.  Homeowners who are filing for a first time Homestead Exemption can complete the application entirely online on our website at, through a fast, easy and secure process.  Satellite offices were opened to assist residents with their exemption applications, in more locations across the county for more days and hours than in previous years.  Additionally, visits to numerous senior citizen centers, have provided many of the elderly members of our community, a convenient way to file their exemption application.  The Property Appraiser also organized three public meetings, with staff from the office available to assist with exemption applications and offer the services of the office. 

While reviewing the exemption application process, Property Appraiser Lopez-Cantera stated, “I’m glad to see that our effort to simplify of the property tax exemption filing process, is saving time and money for Miami-Dade County residents, and I look forward to continue working to improve how we serve our community.”