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Reminder: Deadline for property tax exemption approaching
Reminder: Deadline for property tax exemption approaching

Pinellas County, Florida – According to a notice sent by Pinellas County Property Appraiser Pam Dubov, permanent residents of Pinellas County should remember that they may qualify for one or more property tax exemptions, which may result in hundreds of dollars in property tax savings. But, they must apply by the March 1st deadline. This year property owners may apply online from the website at www.pcpao.org.

Florida offers several types of property tax benefits for qualified residents:

  • Homestead Exemption for a primary residence
  • Low Income Senior Exemption
  • Widow/Widower Exemption
  • Disability Exemptions and Exemptions for Blind Persons
  • Exemptions for Veterans with a Service Connected Disability (or for his or her surviving spouse)
  • Discount for combat wounded Florida Veterans over age 65 who entered the service while a Florida resident.

Each exemption has its own set of qualifications. To find out if you qualify, or for additional information, call the Personal Exemptions Division at 727-464-3294, or visit the Pinellas County Property Appraiser website at http://pcpao.org.

Some important facts to remember:

  • The homestead exemption automatically renews each year, but not all of the exemptions do.
  • If you purchased a property that had a homestead exemption at the time of purchase, that exemption will be removed on December 31, and you will need to apply for your own.
  • The deadline to file for a personal exemption for 2011 is Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For the convenience of Pinellas property owners, all Property Appraiser offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26.

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