Apply for a Historic Preservation Property Tax Exemption

Do you want to get a tax break when you renovate your historic property? 

The City of Orlando provides a 10-year exemption for qualifying property owners who renovate historic landmarks or property in historic districts. The amount of the exemption is determined by the Orange County Property Appraiser based on the usual appraisal of property following rehabilitation or renovation.


Step 1.Determine your eligibility

  • Only local historic landmarks and properties that contribute to the historic context of a historic district may be considered.

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  • Call the Historic Preservation Office at 407.246.3416 to set up a meeting to determine your eligibility. You must do this prior to getting your building permits. The tax exemption cannot be applied to in-progress or completed projects.

Step 2.Fill out an application

You will need to provide your parcel ID number, property descriptions, photographs and maps. 

Download the Form

Step 3.Submit the form

Email the completed application to us at

Step 4.We'll review your request

We will notify you within 10 days if you have been approved and can move forward with your project.