2018 Ballot Initiatives

There will be two Constitutional Amendments on the 2018 Ballot.  The Amendments must be approved by 60% of the voters statewide in order to become part of the Constitution.

Constitutional Amendment #1: Increased Homestead

  • Would increase homestead exemption from $50,000 to $75,000 on non-school board levies
  • Would take effect January 1, 2019 if approved

Constitutional Amendment #2:  Limitations on Property Tax Assessments  (10% Cap on Non-Homesteaded Property)

  • In January 2008 the voters approved an Amendment to the Constitution that placed a 10% assessment cap on all non-homestead property.  Included in this provision are:  rental, commercial, vacant land, and other properties, not eligible for homestead exemption benefits
  • The cap does not apply to school board tax levies
  • Cap set to expire January 1, 2019
  • Amendment would extend the cap indefinitely 
  • Click here to learn more about the 10% cap and how it is applied to a property