Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

St. Johns County Emergency Management urges Floridians to buy disaster preparedness items during Florida’s two 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays:

  • June 1 – 14
  • August 24 – September 6

Qualifying Disaster Preparedness Supplies

$10 or less

  • Wet dog or cat food if sold individually or the equivalent if sold in a box or case

$15 or less

  • Manual can openers
  • Collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls for pets
  • Cat litter pans
  • Pet waste disposal bags
  • Hamster or rabbit substrate

$20 or less

  • Reusable ice
  • Leashes, collars, and muzzles for pets
  • Pet pads

$25 or less

  • Cat litter weighing 25 or fewer pounds

$40 or less

  • Portable self-powered light sources
  • Pet beds

$50 or less

  • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather-band radios
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks
  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only:
    • AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, 9-volt

$60 or less

  • Non-electric food storage coolers
  • Portable power banks

$70 or less

  • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors

$100 or less

  • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Portable pet kennels or pet carriers
  • Dry dog or cat food weighing 50 or fewer pounds
  • Over-the-counter pet medications

$3,000 or less

  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in a power outage

Florida Department of Revenue Resources

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday - Full list of items in webpage above.