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

Hurricane Damage Tax Abatement

The Florida Legislature passed tax relief for homeowners who had property damage to their primary residence as a result of Hurricanes Hermine and Mathew in 2016 or Hurricane Irma in 2017. (F.S. 197.318).

Qualifying for the abatement requires that a residential structure that is owned and used as a homestead as defined in F.S. 196.012(13) was uninhabitable for a minimum of 30 days during 2016 or 2017 calendar years due to one of these named storms.

If you were unable to live in your home for 30 days or more during 2017 due to damage from Hurricane Irma, please fill out form DR-463. Documentation, including, but not limited to, utility bills, rent payments, hotel bills, photographs, insurance information, contractor’s statements, building permit applications, certificates of occupancy, must be provided.

Mail completed application and supporting documentation to:

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

If you have questions, please contact us via email at Call us at 941-743-1498. Fax us at 941-743-1499.