Pat Poston, CFE
Tim Bean, CFE
Manager, Downtown Service Center
Melisa Kramer, CFE
Manager, Mid West County Service Center
Kathy Rhodes, CFE
Manager, Western Communities Service Center (Belle Glade)
Yha-Ning Rifflard, CFE
Manager, South County Service Center
The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office administers all property tax exemptions. Exemptions reduce the assessed value of your property, thereby reducing the amount of property tax you pay. If your property is your permanent residence, or homestead, you may be eligible for a tax exemption.
We have five Service Centers conveniently located throughout Palm Beach County. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service and offer assistance on a variety of issues including the homestead exemption application, additional exemptions, portability, changes to your property address and ownership, and more.
Click here for information on the Homestead Exemption.
Click here for information on Additional Exemptions.
Click here for information on Portability.
Certificate of Trust
Some property owners choose to transfer their home into a Trust for estate planning purposes. A Certificate of Trust form ensures the property owner continues to receive the annual $25,000 Homestead Exemption benefit. It is not necessary to reapply for the original Homestead Exemption benefit.
Complete the form (including having it notarized) and drop off at one of our Service Centers, or mail to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office, Exemption Services, 1st Floor, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Confidential Records Request
By Florida law, home addresses of property owners in certain professions such as law enforcement are exempt from public access. A complete list of those entitled to keep their home addresses confidential is noted on the Confidential Records Request form.
For more information, call us at 561.355.2866.