News Release

Leon County
Board of County Commissioners
301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 606-5302

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Mathieu Cavell, Director
Community and Media Relations
(850) 606-5300

Leon County to Provide Tax Relief for Seniors

For more than ten years, Leon County Government has granted a $25,000 local option homestead exemption for low-income senior citizens. At the commission meeting on Tuesday, February 12, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners passed an additional exemption for low-income seniors.

As adopted by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners, the additional exemption means $36,000 of tax relief to seniors in need throughout the community.

“After hearing from the public on Tuesday, the Board saw an opportunity to give more relief to our seniors most in need,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox.

In November 2012, Florida voters passed Amendment #11, allowing local government to provide an exemption to seniors over sixty-five years of age who have lived more than twenty-five years at the same property valued under $250,000.

The decision to grant tax relief to low-income seniors aligns with the Leon County Board of County Commissioners’ strategic priority to exercise responsible stewardship of County resources, sound financial management, and ensure that the provision of services and community enhancements are done in a fair and equitable manner.

For more information, contact Jon D. Brown, Director of Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 w / (850) 694-1405 c /  or Scott Ross, Director of the Office of Financial Stewardship, at (850) 606-5100 / .