If you purchased a new home and made it your permanent residence prior to January 1, 2020, you may file for tax year 2020 Homestead and other exemptions until September 18, 2020. The timely filing deadline for Homestead and all other exemptions was March 2, 2020 with an extended late filing deadline of September 18, 2020.
Representatives from our office are out in the community assisting property owners with exemption filing. Our staff visits homeowner associations and participates in community events to help residents apply for tax-saving exemptions and answer any questions. Please visit our Exemptions Express calendar at www.Web.BCPA.net/ExemptionsExpress/Calendar to see where we will be throughout the community each month.
Broward Counts – United States Census 2020
Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution requires the Census Bureau to count all residents living in the United States, regardless of citizenship status or how long someone has been living here.
Data collected from the 2020 Census will impact the distribution of $1.5 trillion per year, over the next 10 years, in federal funding to communities across the country for federal assistance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, hospitals and nursing homes, housing vouchers, schools, roads, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP), Head Start, emergency services, and much more. The 2020 Census count will also determine our number of representatives in Congress and impact the redrawing of state legislative districts.
You should have received a postcard mailed to you in March with a unique code and instructions explaining the Census and how to respond online. You can respond online (recommended), by phone, or by mail. To respond by mail, please call 1 (800) 923-8282 or (301) 763-4636 to request a paper form. If you are hearing impaired, the Census Bureau has prepared an instructional video in American Sign Language. You can also respond in English by TDD at (844) 467-2020.
For questions regarding the Broward County Census, please call (954) 357-6634 or you can email their office at Census2020@Broward.org.
Marty Kiar, CFA
Marty Kiar is the Broward County Property Appraiser and longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality.
The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office is located at
115 S Andrews Avenue, Room # 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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