BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: City of Boynton Beach) – The City of Boynton Beach offers a waiver, or deferred payment, through H.E.L.P. (Hardship Extension Loan Program), to qualified resident property owners who may have difficulty paying the FY18/19 annual Fire Assessment fee of $120.
Eligible homeowners include:
- Residential property owners who meet the 2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines;
- Residential property owners who are exempt from ad valorem taxes because they are totally disabled veterans; a surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran; disabled veterans confined to a wheelchair; or totally, or permanently, disabled;
- Residential property owners that qualify for the additional Homestead Exemption for persons 65 and over; and
- Residential property owners that are qualified under the Florida Homestead Property Tax Deferral Act.
Residents may apply for assistance by downloading and competing a H.E.L.P. application, available on the City’s website at online at boynton-beach.org/fire/fire-assessment-fee. Hard copies are available at City Hall (3301 Quantum Blvd.), Customer Service and Police Department Substation (209 N. Seacrest Blvd.), Boynton Beach City Library (115 N. Federal Hwy.), Carolyn Sims Center (225 N.W. 12th Ave.), Ezell Hester Community Center (1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.), Intracoastal Park (2240 N. Federal Hwy.), and the Senior Center (1021 S. Federal Hwy.).
A completed application and any required documents must be filed with the City of Boynton Beach no later than October 18, 2018 to be considered. For questions, please call the Finance Department at 561.742.6310.
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