About Debra Ruesga

Dear Residents,

MAP Broward has created an online project dashboard displaying all current projects within Broward County financed by the extra penny of sales tax (Transportation Surtax). It provides information on each project including estimated end dates and budget/cost. You can view projects going on in Southwest Ranches by visiting the website, clicking the “Projects by Municipality” tab, and selecting Southwest Ranches. The website is:


FDOT Project Website: https://www.d4fdot.com/

2022 Homestead Exemption


All qualified Florida residents are eligible to receive a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots.  To qualify for Homestead Exemption, you must own and make the property your permanent residence on January 1 of the year for which you are applying for this valuable exemption.  Pursuant to Florida law, all assessments and exemptions are based upon the status of the property on January 1.  If you purchased and/or made the property your permanent residence in 2021 and have not applied for Homestead Exemption, you can apply for 2022 exemptions at any time – there is no need to wait until 2022 to file your exemption application with the property appraiser’s office. You can easily apply online at https://web.bcpa.net


The timely deadline to file for all 2022 exemptions is March 1, 2022.  You must make the property your permanent residence by January 1, 2022 in order qualify; however, you have until  March 1 to timely file your application with the property appraiser’s office.  The late filing deadline for all 2022 exemptions is September 19, 2022.  For information about all the other exemptions available to qualified applicants, please visit the “Exemptions & Classifications” page on our website https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Homestead

Once approved, your Homestead Exemption automatically renews each year provided there is no change in the ownership or use of the property. If you have already applied and been approved for Homestead Exemption at your current property, you do not need to reapply for this exemption.  You will receive a Homestead Exemption renewal card next month to keep for your records.

If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Take care,

Marty Kiar, CFA
Broward County Property Appraiser