Champlain Towers South

Gov. DeSantis Waives Property Taxes For Champlain South Tower Owners

Florida Miami News

Executive Order Applies To Property Tax Due From Surviving Owners, Estates Of Deceased.

Champlain Towers South
Champlain Tower South, courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.


SURFSIDE, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Just because your building doesn’t exist or you are dead doesn’t automatically alleviate your requirement to pay property taxes. But Florida Governor Ron DeSantis today issued an executive order that does just that — waiving tax requirements for surviving owners of the destroyed Champlain Tower, and the estates of those who perished.

This is the official advisory from the Governor’s office. We are also publishing the complete executive order, below.

“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-160, which indefinitely suspends the statutes, and their associated deadlines or requirements, for payment of property taxes for all taxpayers whose property was destroyed or rendered uninhabitable during the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida. 

Additionally, Executive Order 21-160 requests that the Florida Legislature explore additional legislative acts as may be necessary to alleviate the taxpayers’ property tax obligations.”

Read the complete executive order below. If the PDF does not appear, you may access here.


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