In 1992, Florida voters passed a Constitutional amendment that allowed local governments the option of offering ad valorem tax exemptions on improvements to historic properties. The purpose was to stimulate revitalization of historic properties and to ease the burden of maintaining these properties.
The City of Vero Beach City Council is authorized to allow ad valorem tax exemptions for the restoration, renovation, or rehabilitation of historic properties.
The exemption only applies to improvements to real property and only to taxes levied by the city council.
Development approval and a Certificate of Appropriateness are required prior to applying for this tax incentive.
To apply, please contact the City of Vero Beach Planning Department.
Photos from collections at the Archive Center, Indian River County Main Library