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Important Dates

Exemption applications due: March 1st.

  • $25,000 - Homestead Exemption
  • $5,000 - Disabled Veteran's Exemption
  • $500 - Widow's Exemption
  • $500 - Widower's Exemption

  • DR-501DV - Property Tax Discount for Veterans Age 65 & Older With a Combat Related Disability.
  • DR-501M - Deployed Military Exemption
  • DR-501SC - Low Income Senior Citizen Exemption (NOTE: Financial Information due by June 1st)
If you have any questions concerning the qualifications for these exemptions, please call the Property Appraiser's Office at 863-993-4866

Other Forms with Filing Deadlines due: March 1st.

  • Agricultural Classification (DR-482)
  • Conservation Classification (DR-482C)
  • Conservation Exemption (DR-418C)

Forms with Filing Deadlines due: April 1st.

  • Tangible Personal Property (DR-405)

Legal Holidays
Our offices will be closed to observe the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day (observerd)
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (Thu & Fri)
  • Christmas Holiday (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
    This week (March 16 - 20), our office is operating our normal business hours from 8:30am - 5:00pm.

    As a precaution and to protect the health and safety of the employees, I am asking the public to LIMIT their in-person visits to our office. Instead, please contact us via phone, fax, email, or use the services provided on this website.

    DeSoto County Property Appraiser
    Post Office Box 311
    Arcadia, FL 34265-0311

    Phone: 863-993-4866
    Fax: 863-993-4869
    Email: appraiser@DeSotoPA.com

    Office Closure - March 23 -27, 2020
    Our office will be closed next week, on March 23 - 27, 2020 while we convert to a new appraisal software. If you require assistance during this time, please use the services on this website or Contact Us by phone or email.

Street Address Office Hours Mailing Address
201 East Oak Street, Rm 102
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4866 -phone
863-993-4869 -fax
8:30am - 5:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Post Office Box 311
Arcadia, FL 34265-0311

This information was derived from data which was compiled by the DeSoto County Property Appraiser Office solely for the governmental purpose of property assessment. This information should not be relied upon by anyone as a determination of the ownership of property or market value. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the accuracy of the data herein, it's use, or it's interpretation. Although it is periodically updated, this information may not reflect the data currently on file in the Property Appraiser's office.
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