Patrick P. Pilcher, Walton County property appraiser, reminds property owners who intend to make application for Homestead Exemption, Deployed Military Exemption, Combat Disabled Veteran's Discount, Veteran's Exemption, Disability Exemption, Agricultural Classification, Additional Senior Exemption, or Widow's and Widower's Exemption, the absolute filing deadline is March 1.
If you plan to file your exemption for the first time, please bring with you a copy of your recorded deed or tax receipt, the social number(s) of all owners of property, Florida driver's license number, Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration number. If you are entitled to disability exemption, please bring proof of disability (two doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on a mobile home, please bring the title or registration certificate.
If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for Persons 65 and Older" your annual household income cannot exceed $27,590 (adjusted annually) (proof will be required). Application must be made each year.
If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please call 850-892-8123 or 850-267-4500 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You may file for exemptions from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the DeFuniak Springs Courthouse, 571 Hwy. 90 East, or Santa Rosa Beach, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Suite 600.