To be wholly or partially exempt from ad valorem taxation, property must be owned by and used exclusively or predominately for charitable, religious, educational, governmental, literary or scientific purposes.


  • All property used exclusively or predominantly for exempt purposes shall be totally exempt from ad valorem taxation.
  • All property used predominantly for exempt purposes shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation to the extent of the value of the portion that such predominant use bears the non-exempt use.
  • No application for exemption may be granted for religious, literary, scientific or charitable use of property, etc. until the application has been filed with the Property Appraiser or upon appeal by the Value Adjustment Board to be non-profit as defined in Florida Statutes 196.196.

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