Florida Amendment 1, Homestead Exemption Increase
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Hurricane season began June 1st, and will continue to November 30th. Last year was one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, with a total of 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, including 6 major hurricanes. This year, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicts 10-16 named storms, 5-9 of those developing into hurricanes and 1-4 becoming major hurricanes. Now is the time to prepare; for some helpful tips, check the National Hurricane Center's preparedness page by clicking here.
In other news, we have released our 2018 Preliminary values in the Historical Data section of our website. Volusia County property values are increasing, with values up 9.6% over 2017's values. New construction is up over 21%! Click here for our press release, which shows value breakdowns for exemptions, just values, new construction amounts and much more.
Lastly, I am pleased to announce, for the first time in Volusia County, 2018 Pictometry images (oblique imagery) are now available on our website. To view, simply search for a property using our search page, and when viewing an individual property record, on the left hand side, click on Pictometry.
We plan on adding even more features to our website in the future, and will continue to keep you informed on our progress.
As always, please do not hesitate to call or visit any one of our four offices with your questions.Sincerely yours,
Hurricane Abatement of Taxes (Florida Statute 197.318)
If a residential dwelling or house that is owned and used as a homestead is rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to damage or destruction to the property caused by Hurricane Hermine or Hurricane Matthew during the 2016 calendar year or Hurricane Irma during the 2017 calendar year, taxes initially levied in 2019 may be abated in the following manner:
(a)The property owner must file an application with the property appraiser no later than March 1, 2019. A property owner who fails to file an application by March 1, 2019, waives a claim for abatement of taxes under this section.
(b)The application shall identify the residential parcel on which the residential improvement was damaged or destroyed, the date the damage or destruction occurred, and the number of days the property was uninhabitable during the calendar year that the hurricane occurred.
(c)The application shall be verified under oath and is subject to penalty of perjury.Click Here for the Application
2018 Important Dates
The primary mission of the Volusia County Property Appraiser is to fairly and equitably discover, list, and value all real and tangible personal property in Volusia County for the purpose of creating the annual ad valorem tax roll in accordance with applicable Florida Statutes and Florida Department of Revenue Substantive Regulations.
Our secondary mission involves assisting our public (citizens, cities, independent taxing authorities and county government) in accessing and utilizing the tremendous real estate/economic database, maps, and other associated information which we continuously maintain and update.
Aerial Views from around Volusia County