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Friday, January 27, 2023

Marion County’s next steps for Amendment 11

Amendment 11 passed with unanimous support from all five county commissioners during Tuesday’s Marion County Board of the County Commissioners regular meeting.

The amendment grants additional tax exemptions for senior citizens provided that certain requirements are met.

With Tuesday’s approval from the commissioners, Marion County staff will next draft an ordinance and submit it to the Office of the County Attorney for review. The ordinance will then be presented to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners at a publicly noticed meeting for adoption.

This ordinance will identify the additional homestead amount for eligible residents.

Once the ordinance is adopted, and all legal processes and requirements are completed per Florida Statute 196.075(6), this ordinance will be delivered to the Property Appraiser’s Office by no later than Thursday, December 1. This means that the additional exemption would then be available to eligible county residents for the 2023 tax year.

Per Florida Statute 196.075, eligible residents must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Their property value must be less than $250,000.
  • The property owner must have maintained permanent residency on the property for no less than 25 years.
  • The property owner must be at least 65 years old.
  • The property owner must have a low household income as defined by general law.

For more information on the amendment and documents relating to the impact it will have on Marion County, visit the Marion County Amendment 11 webpage.