Lee County Residents May Have Storm Tax Relief

Recently, the Lee County Property Appraiser’s (LCPA) office announced that property owners may receive a surprise when their TRIM notices arrive, which evaluate proposed property taxes. Since the tax value of real estate is determined at the start of the calendar year, values will be adjusted based on the status of the affected property after the hurricane and flood season of 2017.

The LCPA wants to identify and ensure that they have considered all the impacts that the weather events in 2017 may have caused to property, and the state it was in, as of January 1, 2018.

Property owners were able to share information regarding the damage to real estate related to storms or flooding by January 1 of this year with the LCPA office. Due to that information, the value of those properties will include the consideration of the damage when being calculated.

If you are a property owner and have not informed the LCPA of damages related to storms or flooding in 2017, this is your last opportunity to do so. By alerting the LCPA of damage, it will allow them to evaluate and adjust your property values accordingly. You can contact the LCPA office by emailing Taxroll@leepa.org, of calling Tabatha Hipp at (239) 533-6125.

The LCPA office sent notices to more than 14,000 property owners in the areas with the greatest impact from the 2017 storm season. This was to encourage those with damage to share that information with the LCPA office so that property value calculations will reflect those impacts.

You can learn more by visiting their website at http: //www.leepa.org/.

If you have any questions, or other tax needs, please visit our tax services page, or call us at 239.433.5554, to learn more about how we can help you!