What is an Exemption Reaffirmation? An Exemption Reaffirmation is the renewal application that allows you to requalify for the exemption without submitting all the documents requested with the original application. It is usually a statement certified under oath that there has been no change in the ownership and use of the property. If there are changes to the property, its ownership or the use of the property, you may be required to submit additional information.
Why do you have to do this? Once you have applied and have been granted certain tax exemptions, you are required to reapply each year. See FL Statute 196.011
What are the consequences for not reapplying? If you do not reaffirm (reapply) by March 1st, the exemption can be denied for that year. You may also have to complete a new application to receive the exemption.
If you do not have all the properties you need to reaffirm already associated with your account, click the button to add them. Then choose how you would like to search for the property. Real property searches include: Owner Name, Business Name, Site Address and STRAP. Account is used only for Tangible Personal Property. Please select the parcel/account(s) you wish to reaffirm from your search results list. Then click the to associate it to your account. Repeat as many times as necessary to associate all the real property parcels and the tangible accounts you wish to reaffirm.
Please note: The parcels and tangible accounts associated with your account will be saved and will remain with your account until they are removed. This will allow you to complete future Reaffirmations and any other on-line services we offer.
If you have several properties or have issues with the on-line process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (239) 533-6163.