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 2015:

  • December 31, 2014 (1/2 day) & January 1, 2015 for New Year's Day
  • January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • February 16  for President's Day
  • April 3 for Good Friday (April 2 for Road Department)
  • May 25 for National Memorial Day
  • July 3 for for Independence Day (July 2 for Road Department)
  • September 7 for Labor Day
  • November 11 for Veterans' Day
  • November 25 (1/2 day ), & November 26-27  for Thanksgiving (November 25-26 for Road Department)
  • December 23 (1/2 day) & December 24-25 for Christmas (December 23-24 for Road Department)

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