2018 Estimate of Taxable Values

The preliminary 2018 property values will be posted on our website at www.bcpa.net on June 1. This will be your first opportunity to review your 2018 property value and contact our office if you believe the just value to be inaccurate. Florida law requires our market values be a year in arrears meaning we use the qualified sales of comparable properties from January 1, 2018 back through January 2, 2017 for the 2018 property values. If you purchased your property in 2018, your 2018 purchase price will be used in setting your property’s 2019 market value. For questions regarding your residential property, please call 954.357.6831. Our office will be mailing the 2018 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to all Broward property owners in mid-August. This notice will show your property’s 2018 market value, assessed value, exemptions and proposed tax rates as set by the various taxing authorities.

Did You Have Homestead Exemption on One Home and Purchase Another?

If you had Homestead Exemption on a property in 2016 or 2017 and have purchased a new permanent residence in Florida, please make sure you have applied for both Homestead Exemption and Portability at your new residence. Portability allows you to transfer the savings you built up by having Homestead Exemption on any Florida property to another Homesteaded property in Florida. To transfer the Save Our Homes benefit, you must establish a Homestead Exemption at the new home within two years of January 1 of the year you sold or moved from the old homestead (not two years of the sale or move date). Note: a Portability application transfers the savings you have earned, but it does not automatically transfer your Homestead Exemption. You must apply for both Homestead Exemption on your new home and complete a Portability application. The Portability application can be found on our website at www.bcpa.net/Forms/DR501T2009.pdf. For questions regarding Homestead Exemption, Portability or any of the available tax-saving exemptions, please call our Customer Service representatives at 954.357.6830.

The absolute last deadline to file for all 2018 exemptions is September 18, 2018.

Meet Our Mobile Exemption & Information Team

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office has a group of representatives visiting homeowner and community groups around Broward County to educate property owners about the role of our office and provide important tax-saving information. To find out when we will be assisting residents and property owners in your community, simply visit our event calendar online at www.bcpa.net/Events.asp. If you would like a representative to attend one of your meetings or events, please contact Michael Clark, Mobile Exemption & Information Team (MEIT) Manager, at 954.357.6905 or mclark@bcpa.net.
If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954.357.6904 or by email at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Marty Kiar

The Town of Southwest Ranches has been under the South Florida Water Management District Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures Rule (Chapter 40E-24, Florida Administrative Code) since March 2010. This measure limits landscape irrigation to two (2) days a week throughout the District which is inclusive of Broward County and all of its municipalities. The link below has factual information from the District, including but not limited to, irrigation schedule based on property address, acceptable exclusions, alternative measures for newly installed landscaping, and contact information for District representatives.

Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures Rule

Here are some Water Conservation Websites:

South Water Florida Management District Website

Broward Water Conservation Website

Broward County has launched the lifesaving Yellow Dot safety program. The program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.

What is the Yellow Dot Program?

Yellow Dot Brochure

After you review the information above, come into Town Hall and pick up your complimentary Yellow Dot decal and affix it to the back of your vehicle.

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