Charlotte County Property Appraiser - Paul L. Polk, CFA, AAS, RES

Catastrophic Event Property Damage

Section 197.319 Florida Statues provides for property tax relief by way of a partial refund for residential improvements rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to a catastrophic event. A catastrophic event would include fire, hurricane or other calamity not caused directly or indirectly by the property owner with the intent to damage or destroy the residential improvements. It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify the Property Appraiser’s office as soon as possible of any calamity which has rendered their residential improvements uninhabitable.

If your residential improvements have been impacted by a catastrophic event rendering them uninhabitable for 30 days or more, you may be eligible for the partial property tax refund. To report damage and/or apply for the partial property tax refund please use the links provided below.

Report damage to your property due to a catastrophic event

Apply for tax refund due to a catastrophic event

A Florida Home Owner's Guide: Catastrophic Event Property Damage

A Florida Home Owner's Guide: Property Tax Relief for Catstrophic Events in 2023