On May 10, 2012, Act 2012-313, became law, which amends the Homestead Exemption laws.   This new law changes the income requirement for exemption, and requires verification of all exemptions for age 65 and older, or RETIRED because of permanent and total disability.   Note that you must be retired due to disability to qualify.

Previously, those 65 and older have been required to have an income of $ 7500 or less to be totally exempt, and for those who were disabled, there was no income limitation.  The new law changes the income limit for BOTH exemptions.  Homeowners age 65 or older, or RETIRED due to permanent and total disability must now have a net annual taxable income of $ 12.000 or less, as shown on the owner and spouse’s latest Federal Income Tax Return, to be totally exempt.

County Holidays

Monroe County is closed on most major holidays, including the following dates in 2013:

  • January 1st for New Year's Day
  • January 21st for Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • February 18th  for President's Day
  • March 29th for Good Friday (March 28th for Road Department)
  • May 27th for National Memorial Day
  • July 3rd (1/2 day); July 4th (Courthouse & Road Department) for Independence Day
  • September 2nd for Labor Day
  • November 11th for Veterans' Day
  • (1/2 day November 27th), November 28-29th  for Thanksgiving (November 27-28th for Road Department)
  • December 24th and 25th for Christmas
  • January 1, 2014 for New Years Day

Important Dates to Remember

October 1....Real Property and Business Personal Property Taxes Due

January 1...Taxes Delinquent; Payments on or after this date will be charged late fees -$5 delinquent fee + 12% annual interest

Month of March... Certified Court notices mailed out to delinquent taxpayers

Month of April...Delinquent Property advertised for 3 consecutive weeks in local newspaper

Monday, May 6, 2013...Tax Sale, 12:00 noon