Apply for a Discount for Your Trash Bill

Senior Citizen Discount and/or Accessory Dwelling Exemptions Available

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Overview

We offer a senior citizen discount for trash service on our annual solid waste disposal assessment. If your property is billed for an accessory dwelling, we also offer an exemption for additional collection/disposal charges to qualified applicants. This assessment fee is included as part of your annual property tax bill, which is mailed to you on November 1 each year.

Eligibility

 Senior Citizens Solid Waste Discount

  • Only one solid waste senior citizen discount per single family residential household
    • If  the you are a senior citizen and also have an eligible accessory dwelling, you may qualify for both the senior discount and the accessory dwelling exemption
  • At least 65 years of age by January of the following calendar year
  • Own and live in the single residential unit you list on your senior citizen discount application
    • Your name must appear on your annual tax bill
  • Located within our solid waste service area
  • Apply on or before May of the current calendar year 
    • Application found in the How To section

Accessory Dwelling Exemption

  • The primary dwelling must be homesteaded by the applicant
  • The accessory dwelling:
    • must be occupied by a natural or adoptive parent, grandparent, great grandparent of one of the parcel owner(s)
    • the occupant must be 65 years of age or older and must obtain from a physician a certificate stating that such occupant has a disability requiring assistance with daily living activities
    • must be separate from the single family residence and not greater than 900 square feet unless a variance is approved
  • Apply on or before May of the current calendar year 
    • Application found in the How To section

Accessory Dwelling Disability Exemption

  • The primary dwelling must be homesteaded by the applicant
  • The accessory dwelling:
    • must be occupied by a natural or adoptive parent, grandparent, great grandparent, child, stepchild, grandchild or sibling of one of the parcel owner(s)
    • the occupant must be 18 years of age or older and must obtain from a physician a certificate stating that such occupant has a disability requiring assistance with daily living activities
    • must be separate from the single family residence and not greater than 900 square feet unless a variance is approved
  • Apply on or before May of the current calendar year 
    • Application found in the How To section

Benefits

Lowers your annual fee for trash service

Things To Consider

  • It appears on your annual property tax bill as a non-ad valorem assessment
  • Once approved, you will see the reduced fee on your property tax bill in November
  • You do not have to apply for your solid waste senior citizen discount again unless you move, sell your home, or change the status of the ownership or occupancy of your home 
  • We reserve the right to randomly audit all discount and exemption applications
  • You must apply annually for the accessory dwelling discount

How To

  1. Gather the following information:
    • Property folio number
    • Driver license number and state
      • If you have a driver's license issued from a state other than Florida, you will need to provide a copy of the license with the application
  2. Complete the application
  3. Submit by mail or in person

Get Help

Phone
(813) 272-5680