PROPERTY TAX RELIEF/REFUND INFORMATION
On December 16 Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law section 197.3181 Florida Statutes which provides for a prorated refund of property taxes for residential dwellings rendered uninhabitable by Hurricane Ian.
The Department of Revenue has prepared a Hurricane Ian guide for understanding the details.
To be eligible for a partial property tax refund, you must have owned and paid the taxes for a residential property that we determined to be "uninhabitable" for 30 or more days between
September 28th, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Under s. 197.3181 F.S., "'uninhabitable' means the loss of use and occupancy of a residential improvement for the purpose for which it was
constructed resulting from damage to or destruction of, or from a condition that compromises the structural integrity of, the residential improvement which was caused by Hurricane Ian
or Hurricane Nicole during the 2022 calendar year." Send your completed applications to email@example.com. We’ll be accepting
refund applications through April 3, 2023.
There are two ways to apply for the prorated refund with our office:
The easiest way to apply is to use the Alternate Key code found on your tax bill to start your application. This helps us identify your parcel and fill out the form for you. We will
email you the completed form as part of this process. You will also have the opportunity to tell us about the damage to your property.
Have An Alternate Key Code?
Enter the Alternate Key from your tax bill and let us know about how Hurricane Ian affected your property and to apply for the property tax refund.
If you do not have the Alternate Key from your tax bill, click here for the refund application. Send your completed applications by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or to P.O. Box 1546, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1546.
Once we receive your application, we’ll review your information and let you know, what if anything else you need to provide to us. Once approved, we’ll forward it to the Tax Collector
for processing and payment. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.