Conservation Easements - Property Tax Benefits

Conservation easements are authorized. FLA. STAT. ANN. § 704.06. If the covenant is for ten years or more, landowners receive a property tax benefit under §§ 193.501, 193.501(3)(a).


Florida House Bill 7157 went into effect on January 1st, 2010 under 196.26, Florida Statutes. This law provides property tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes and a property tax assessment of land used for conservation. Landowners who meet the criteria and wish to apply for this exemption or assessment would need to submit the proper application (DR-418C or DR-482C) and all supporting documents before March 1st of each year. The applications are located on the Department of Revenue website under the “Ad Valorem Tax” subheading.



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Real Property Dedicated in Perpetuity for Conservation Exemption Application N.12/09

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Land Used for Conservation Assessment Application N.12/09

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