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First Responder Surviving Spouse

First Responder Surviving Spouse Exemption of 100% are available to surviving spouse of first responder who died in the line of duty while employed by the state or any political subdivision of the state, including authorities and special districts.


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First Responder (Surviving Spouse) Exemption Details


Amount:

100% Exemption


How to Apply:

Apply using the Online Exemption Filing Application.  You may also apply in person or by mail / fax / email.


Eligibility:

The applicant must:

1) qualify for and receive Homestead Exemption

2) a letter from the state or appropriate political subdivision of the state, or other authority or special districts, that legally recognizes and certifies that the first responder died in the line of duty while employed as a first responder.


Documentation:

1) Death Certificate of qualified spouse.

2) Letter from the state or appropriate political subdivision of the state, or other authority or special districts, that legally recognizes and certifies that the first responder died in the line of duty while employed as a first responder


How to Renew:

If approved, this exemption will renew automatically every year as long as the  use of the property and/or the ownership status does not change


Florida Statute(s):

FS 196.081


DOR Form(s):

If submitted by mail/fax or in person Department of Revenue Form DR-501


PA Code(s):

S01


Note(s):

Exemption carries over if spouse holds title upon death of veteran UNTIL spouse remarries, sells, or no longer resides on property.  EX does transfer to new homestead residence and remains UNTIL spouse remarries