Hendry County Property Appraiser - Dena R. Pittman
Hendry County Property Appraiser - Dena R. Pittman

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General Information

It is the duty of the Property Appraiser to administer all exemptions.
Exemptions are applied for and determined annually.
The application deadline is March 1 of each year.
Please read our Exemptions page for more details.

Tangible Personal Property Tax
Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real estate that has value by itself.
Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 of each year will need to file a Personal Property Tax return.
Please read our Tangible Personal Property Tax page for more details.

Elected Official
Dena R. Pittman is our Property Appraiser, her office is supervised by the Florida Department of Revenue. The Property Appraiser is elected every four years by the citizens of Hendry County.


Has Your Address Changed?
Many Hendry County route mailing addresses have recently been converted to 911 addresses. If your address has changed for any reason, please let us know. If you receive a tax bill in November with an address that is incorrect or out of date, contact us or the Tax Collector's office.
Please visit our Download Forms page to download our Address Change Form



·     Assessment Date -                          January 1st


·     Homestead Exemption -                  March 1st filing deadline 

(Pre-filing Accepted after March 2nd.)


·     65 + Older Exemption -                    January 1st thru March 1st filing deadline

(Pre-filing Not Accepted, Annual filing required)


·     Widow/Widower Exemption -           March 1st deadline

(Pre-filing only in conjunction with Homestead Application)


·     Disability Exemption -                     March 1st deadline

(Pre-filing only in conjunction with Homestead Application)


·     Agricultural Classification -               March 1st  deadline


·     Tangible Personal Property -            April 1st filing deadline


·     TRIM notices mailed -                      August


·     Petition Deadline -                           September


·     Tax Bills Mailed -                             November


·     Mobile Home Decals -                     December 31st

(If not purchased by this date your mobile home will be subject to assessment and or will be subject to penalties.)

Glossary of Definitions

Ad Valorem:  Latin for, "according to value." It is a method of applying a tax on the ownership of real estate property.


Ag Classification:  The agricultural classification is a benefit to property owners that results in a value based upon agricultural classified use; this value is less than the parcel valued without the classification.


Appraisal:  An estimation of value.


Assessment:  The valuation of property for tax purposes.


Bona fide:  Latin for, “In good faith.”


Exemption:  A reduction to the assessed value of property, the most common being homestead exemption.


Market/Just Value:  The most probable sale price of a property in terms of money in a competitive and open market, assuming that the buyer and seller are acting prudently and knowledgeably, allowing sufficient time for the sale, and assuming that the transaction is not affected by undue pressures (according to IAAO definition.)


Millage Rate:  The rate of taxes levied based on one dollar per one thousand dollars of taxable value set by Taxing Authorities.


Parcel ID/Folio:  A code, usually numerical, representing a specific land parcel’s legal description.  The purpose of parcel identifiers is to reduce legal descriptions to a uniform and manageable size, thereby facilitating record-keeping and handling.  Also called parcel identification number (PIN).


Portability:  Provides for the transfer of accumulated SAVE-OUR HOMES benefits.


Real Property:  Land, buildings, and whatever is attached or affixed to the land. Generally synonymous with the words "real estate."


Special Districts:  Tax based on service provided, not value. (Non-Ad Valorem)


Tax Roll:  A listing of all taxable property in the county for a given year.

TPP:  (FOR BUSINESS OWNERS ONLY) Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real estate that has value by itself. It includes such items as furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances, signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn income.

TRIM:  (TRuth In Millage) A notice from local governments designed to inform taxpayers which governmental entity is responsible for the taxes levied and the amount of tax liability owed to each taxing entity.  Also called a “Notice of Proposed Taxes”.


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This information was derived from data which was compiled by the Hendry 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. The assessed values are NOT certified values and therefore are subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem assessment purposes.

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