Service-Connected Total and Permanent Disability Exemption
Any honorably discharged veteran with a service connected total and permanent disability, the surviving spouse of qualifying veterans and the spouse of Florida resident veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces is entitled to exemption on real estate used and owned as a homestead less any portion thereof used for commercial purposes.
Persons entitled to this exemption must have been a permanent resident of this state as of January 1st of the year of assessment.
Under certain circumstances the benefit of this exemption can carry over to the veteran's spouse in the event of the veteran's death. Consult your appraiser for details.
If filing for the first time, you must complete the Property Tax Exemption Application by March 1 and provide a copy of the certificate from the United States Government or United States Department of Veterans Affairs as your proof of a service-connected disability (VA Form 27-333) or the death of your spouse while on active duty. You may contact the VA by clicking here or calling 1-800-827-1000.