Any person entitled to claim Homestead Exemption may qualify to defer a portion of their property taxes or non-ad valorem assessments based on the applicant's household income for the previous year. If household income is less than $10,000, taxes can be deferred in their entirety. If tax deferral is approved, it would become a first lien on the property and you must furnish fire insurance coverage with a loss payable to the county Tax Collector. If a change in use, failure to maintain insurance, or change in ownership of the property occurs, all deferred taxes plus interest are due and payable.
Applications are available in the Tax Collector's office and the deadline for filing is March 31 each year.
The Property Appraiser is responsible for the preparation of the current ad valorem tax roll; assessed value of property; property tax exemptions (including Homestead Exemptions); taxable value; assessed owner; address (including address changes); and the legal description of property.
For more information regarding exemptions, please call the Property Appraiser's Office at 904-284-6305 or visit their website at www.ccpao.com.