Glades County Property Appraiser News

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News
Anita Woods, Trish Coleman, Marina Langdale, Lorie Ward, Ragen Mathis, Darcie McRoy and Josie Boix.

My staff and I are looking forward to 2020, and will continue to provide you with courteous, prompt and efficient service you deserve. May you all have a Happy New Year.

To ease the burden on you, we automatically renew property tax exemptions. This automatic renewal helps to ensure that you do not lose your exemption simply because you failed to renew.

If you had a property tax exemption or agricultural land classification in 2019, you will receive at least one of the four renewal cards listed below:
• The white card is for Homestead Exemption and other exemptions like widow, widower, disability, veteran, and senior citizen.
• The green card is for Agricultural Land Classification.
• The yellow card is for property that is being used for tax exempt purposes.
• The blue card is for Tangible Personal Property valued no more than $25,000.

As long as the Tangible Personal Property remains at $25,000 or less, you are not required to file a Tangible Personal Property Return, form (DR405).

If your value exceeds $25,000, you will receive a Tangible Personal Property Tax Return that must be completed and returned. The form is also downloadable from our website at www.GladesFLPA.com.

If you are still eligible for these exemptions, do not return the card. Exemptions and agricultural land classifications are not transferable. New property owners must submit new applications by March 1. Tangible Personal Property deadline is April 1.

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