Apply for a Senior Citizen 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.

Benefits

Eligibility

 Senior Citizens Solid Waste Discount

  • Only one solid waste senior citizen discount per single family residential household
    • If  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

Things To Consider

  • Once approved,  in November you will see the reduced fee on your property tax bill as a non-ad valorem assessment
  • Renewals are as follows:
    • Senior Citizens discount - you do not have to apply again unless you move, sell your home, or change the status of the ownership or occupancy of your home 
    • Accessory Dwelling discount - you must apply annually to renew the discount
  • We reserve the right to randomly audit all discount and exemption applications

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 appropriate application
  3. Submit by mail or in person

Get Help

Phone
(813) 272-5680