Charlotte County Property Appraiser

Instructions For Filing Personal Exemptions By Mail
(Charlotte County Residents Only)

Homestead, Widow's, Widower's, Disability
Transfer of homestead assessment differential (Portability)

Important Notice on Filing Your Application:

To apply by mail and qualify for an exemption, the application must be filed by March 1. APPLICATIONS POST-MARKED MARCH 1, WILL BE CONSIDERED TIMELY FILED. If you were prevented from timely filing due to extenuating circumstances, you must apply in person at one of our offices and file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board.

Charlotte County Administration Center
Third Floor
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
Telephone: 743-1593

South County Annex
410 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL

West Charlotte Annex
6868 San Casa Drive
Englewood, FL

Be advised that Section 196.011(1)(a), Florida Statutes, states, "Failure to make application when required, on or before March 1 of any year, shall constitute a waiver of the exemption privilege for that year, except as provided in subsection (7) or subsection (8)." Subsections (7) and (8) provide that applicants filing after March 1 must file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board. Such petition may be filed at any time during the taxable year on or before the 25th day following mailing of the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (Trim Notice) by the Property Appraiser, as provided in s. 194.011(1).

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
WHEN FILING FOR ANY PERSONAL EXEMPTION BY MAIL:

(PRINT YOUR APPLICATION IN BLACK INK ONLY)

Please complete, sign and date your exemption application, then mail it to:

Charlotte County Property Appraiser's Office
Attn: Exemptions
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL. 33948-1076.

The homestead assessment differential, "Save Our Homes" benefit, is now "portable". You may be able to transfer some or all of the "Save Our Homes" benefit from your prior homestead to your new home, in an amount up to $500,000 (see Amendment 1 Information). If your new home is located in Charlotte County you must complete form DR501T (Transfer of Homestead Assessment Difference) and submit it to this office by March 1 of the application year.

To obtain a signed copy of your original application(s), please include a stamped self-addressed envelope. A copy of your application(s), signed by a representative of this office, is proof that your application(s) were received.

**We recommend the application(s) be sent by certified mail to ensure delivery. **

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you will need to provide a copy of your recorded Declaration of Domicile and Resident Alien Card (Front and Back), or apply in person.

If you do not reside in Charlotte County, you should contact the County Property Appraiser where you permanently reside.

You may download an Exemption Application by clicking here.
You may download the Exemption Criteria Sheet by clicking here.
You may download a Transfer of Assessment Difference form by clicking here.
You may download "Physician's Certification of Total and Permanent Disability" form by clicking here.
You may download "Optometrist's Certification of Total and Permanent Disability" form by clicking here.

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Please contact the Charlotte County Property Appraiser's Office at
records@ccappraiser.com or (941) 743-1593 if you have any questions.

Mail completed Application(s) to:

Charlotte County Property Appraiser's Office
Attn: Exemptions
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1076

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