Local Historic Property Tax Exemption

In November 1992, the State of Florida authorized local governments to provide a partial tax exemption on historic properties. The City of Jacksonville approved an ad valorem tax exemption for locally designated properties that undergo a substantial rehabilitation. The purpose of this was to accomplish the following:

· Provide a financial incentive for seeking local designation as a historic landmark or historic district;

· Encourage more restoration, rehabilitation and renovation of designated historic structures;

· Stabilize and improve property values, and enhance the property tax base of the City by encouraging improvement of designated structures; and

· Improve the appearance of designated historic landmarks and historic districts; therefore enhancing their appeal as places to live, to work, or to visit.

An eligible property that has completed a qualifying improvement project would be exempt from that portion of ad valorem taxation levied by the City on 100% of the increase in assessed value resulting from the improvement project during the exemption period.

Part I of the ten year ad valorem tax exempt application should be approved by the Planning and Development Department before building permits are pulled for the proposed project.
 

Property Tax Exemption Application Links

Application Form - This form is in Microsoft Word. You may save the application form to your own computer to complete.

Covenant Form - This form is in Microsoft Word. You may save the application form to your own computer to complete.

How to Complete the Application

Chapter 780 Part 3-Tax Exemption