Stormwater Hardship Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least one homeowner must be 65 as of January 1 and/or unable to work because of a disability or veteran with a service connected disability
  • Maximum household income levels of no more than 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) as adjusted and published annually by the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More information can be found at
  • The following is the current income limits:
    • 1 Person $14,800
    • 2 Persons $17,240
    • 3 Persons $21,720
    • 4 Persons $26,200
    • 5 Persons $30,680
    • 6 Persons $35,160

Property Characteristics

  • Must be single family property with a homestead exemption
  • Owner occupied
  • Taxable value of less than $100,000 (after exemptions)
  • Be assessed 1.0 or less Equivalent Stormwater Unit

Application/Re-certification Requirements

  • Apply no later than April 1 to qualify for an exemption for the next tax year with the Housing and Community Development Division at (813) 274-7957
  • Prepare and submit application with required income documentation or disability verification
  • Annual re-certification similar to the Property Appraisers’ annual homestead certification process
  • Resubmit application to renew exemption every 3 years
  • Please send completed application with copies of supporting documentation to: 
    Housing & Community Development Division, Stormwater Hardship Program
    4900 W. Lemon Street
    Tampa FL 33609