Amendment 1 Information

Amendment 1 would provide for a homestead exemption on the portion of home values between $100,000 and $125,000, meaning the $25,000 between $100,000 and $125,000 of a home’s value would be exempted from property taxes other than school district taxes.

If voters approve Amendment 1:

  • Homes valued at $100,000 or less will not receive the exemption.
  • Homes between $100,000 and $125,000 may receive a portion of the exemption.
  • Home valued at $125,000 would receive the exemption.

If voters reject Amendment 1:

The current homestead exemptions would remain in place.  The current exemptions provides for a homestead exemption on the portion of home values between.

  • $0 and $25,000
  • $50,000 and $75,000

The Florida League of Cities has prepared the following website and video to help explain Amendment 1.


The deadline to register for the November Election is October 9th.  Please see the Polk County Supervisor of Elections page for more details.

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