Brevard County Property Appraiser's Office (BCPAO)
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A Florida resident who is honorably discharged and is disabled at least 10% from war or by service-connected
events may be entitled to a $5,000 exemption on any one property owned.
Veteran Age 65 and Older with a Combat-Related Disability
An honorably discharged ex-service member who is disabled, age 65 or older, and owns homestead property, may
qualify for a property tax discount based on their percentage of disability. To be eligible, you must have
been honorably discharged from the military service and be partially disabled with a permanent service-connected
disability, at least part of which is combat related. This discount is in addition to any other exemptions
veterans now receive.
Veteran with Service Connected Total & Permanent Disability
An honorably discharged ex-service member who is totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected events
and has a certificate from the United States government or a letter from Veterans Affairs, may be exempt from all
ad valorem property taxes. This exemption applies to homestead property. (A DD-214 form and a letter from the
Veterans Affairs Administration stating percentage of service-connected disability must be included with your application.)
The Deployed Military Exemption provides qualified applicants with a reduction in taxable value on their homestead property
equal to the percentage of their deployment time during the last year.
This exemption is available to service members who receive homestead exemption and were deployed during the preceding calendar
year on active duty outside the United States in connection with a designated military operation.
Qualifying military operations:
Operation Freedom beginning October 7, 2001
Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning March 19, 2003 and ending August 31, 2010
Operation New Dawn beginning September 1, 2010
An application must be filed with the Property Appraiser on or before March 11st for the year following the
qualified deployment, together with documentation proving the dates of deployment.
Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder
The Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Exemption provides 100% ad-valorem property tax relief to the
surviving spouse of a military veteran or a first responder who died in the line of duty. Any non-ad-valorem property
taxes, such as solid waste, stormwater, special assessments, etc. still apply.