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Office Information

  • Office Hours:
    Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

    Office Phone:
    (352) 374-5230

    Office Fax:
    (352) 374-5278

    515 North Main Street
    Suite 200
    Gainesville, Fl 32601

    Custodian of Public Records:
    Property Appraiser

    Records Management Liaison Officer:
    Jim Durrance
    (352) 338-3243

Hurricane Tax Abatement

During 2018, the Florida Legislature (F. S. 197.318) passed tax relief for certain homeowners who had property damaged during hurricanes Hermine and Matthew in 2016 and Irma in 2017. If your house was damaged in one of these recent hurricanes and you were unable to live in your homestead residence for 30 or more days, you may be entitled to a tax abatement (refund). Renters/rental property are not eligible for the tax refund.

If you were unable to live in your home for 30 or more days during 2017 due to the storm damage and flooding, please fill out form DR-463. Send it to our office along with your documented loss. Documents include: utility bills, insurance information, contractor’s work, building permits, certificates of occupancy, rent payments, hotel bills etc. -- basically any information that allows us to determine that you were unable to occupy and use your home for 30 or more days.

Once received, we’ll look at your documentation to make sure that you qualify. If you qualify we’ll calculate your loss in value and send it to the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector will then review the amount of taxes you paid and when they were paid to determine if a refund is due.

You must apply by March 1, 2019. If your application is not in our office by March 1, 2019, we CANNOT consider it. We will review all applications and make determinations by March 31, 2019. Once we make our determination, we will notify you by mail of our decision. If you don’t qualify and you think you should, you can appeal our decision to the Value Adjustment Board.

If you have any questions, contact us via email to acpa@acpafl.org or call us at (352) 374-5230.

Click here for the DR 463 form