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                                                                                   PAPA is one of the most   state of Florida, a $25,000 exemption is applied to the first
                                                                                 visited websites in Palm   $50,000 of your property’s assessed value if your property is
                                                                                 Beach  County.  It’s  the   your permanent residence and you owned the property on
                                                                                 fastest way to search and   January 1 of the tax year. This exemption applies to all taxes,
                                                                                 view all property records in   including school district taxes. An additional exemption of
      Dear Taxpayers:                                    the county and serves as a valuable resource for many real   up to $25,000 will be applied if your property’s assessed
        As summer forges ahead so too does the news coming from   estate professionals, government agencies, businesses, and   value is between at least $50,000  and  $75,000. This
      my office. Last month we submitted the 2018 preliminary   residential communities.                   exemption is not applied to school district taxes.
      tax roll to the Florida Department of Revenue and the local     Join Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy     When qualifying for the Homestead Exemption, you
      taxing authorities. County-wide property (taxable) values   Jacks, CFA, AAS, and her staff for a hands-on demonstration   will need the following documents for all property owners
      increased 6.53 percent from 2017 to 2018.          of PAPA’s website – redesigned and updated! We’ve   applying:
        Each August, my office prepares the annual Notice of   simplified our content, increased visibility of our services,   • Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID if you do not drive
      Proposed Taxes or TRIM notices for all property owners in   streamlined menus, all while keeping a responsive layout   • Florida car registration
      the county. These notices will be mailed on August 20.  on all platforms.                            • Florida Voter’s ID (if you vote)
        I am excited to announce this is the last year for the     Learn practical tips on:                • Immigration documents if not a U.S. citizen.
      large-size style TRIM notice, as we will be transitioning to   •  Property  search  options  including  MyPAPA, an     Documents should reflect the address of your homesteaded
      a smaller, more concise design for the 2019 tax roll.  application that allows you to personalize and filter your   property. Homestead Exemption also qualifies you for the
        As a reminder of what a TRIM notice is, in 1980, the   search results,                             3 percent cap Save Our Homes (SOH).
      Florida legislature passed the “Truth-in-Millage” (TRIM) act.   • Nearby sales search,                 How do I apply? You have three options to submit your
      The law is designed to inform taxpayers which governmental   • Advanced sales search,                application:
      entity is responsible for the taxes levied and the amount of   • E-Address change,                   • E-File
      tax liability owed to each taxing entity. It also provides the   • Online structural details change,  • Complete the application online. Print it out and mail
      market, assessed, and taxable values of your property, plus   • Navigation menus,                    to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office,
      information about qualified exemptions and assessment caps.  • Mapping tools,                        Exemption Services, 1st Floor, 301 N. Olive Ave., West
        In addition, the TRIM notice allows taxpayers an     And much more…Everything you need to know about   Palm Beach, FL 33401.
      opportunity to provide input into taxing authorities’ budgets   PAPA from the experts. This event is free and open to the   • Visit one of our five service centers to file in person.
      and millage rates before they become final. You have 25 days   public.                                 All homestead exemption applications must be submitted
      from the mailing date of the TRIM notices in which to file a     To R.S.V.P., please email or call   by March 1.
      petition with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) contesting   (561) 355-3230. All users of PAPA are welcome.    For more information, contact Exemption Services at
      the property’s value or exemption and classification validity.   Homestead Exemption Filing For 2019 Tax Year  (561) 355-2866 or or log onto
        Any questions regarding your TRIM notice, property     Purchased a residence in Palm Beach County? In the
      value, and exemption amounts, you can always contact us
      at (561) 355-3230.
        And don’t miss out on a free seminar on August 8 to
      learn how to navigate the Property Appraiser Public Access
      (PAPA) website. All users of PAPA are welcome. Check out
      the details in this month’s newsletter.
                                 Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS,
                      Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

      Mark Your Calendars!
      Get Connected To PAPA…The Property Appraiser Public
      Access Website,
      August 8 – 10 to 11:30 a.m.
      Vista Center, Room 47-50
      2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
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