You Could Get a Tax Refund Due to Idalia


Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell wants you to know that the “Refund of taxes for residential improvements rendered uninhabitable by a catastrophic event” may apply to properties impacted by Hurricane Idalia. Here are the details…

Those property owners whose residential property (eight (8) units or less) was rendered uninhabitable for more than 30 days following Hurricane Idalia can apply for the refund on the Property Appraiser’s website,, starting September 30th.

The deadline to apply for Hurricane Idalia Property Tax Refunds is April 1, 2024. Please note that if your property was already categorized as uninhabitable as of January 1, 2023 as a result of Hurricane Ian, then the Idalia refund process does not apply.

Questions can be directed to, reference “Hurricane Idalia.”

For more information or other property appraiser questions, please visit our website at:


  1. We need Biden to declare Hurricane Ian a disaster instead of as an “incident”. This linguist parsing avoids having the federal government provide Ft. Myers Beach with funding so homeowners who lost all can remain and rebuild.


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