How to File for Homestead Exemption

Dated: January 2 2023

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Where can you file for Homestead Exemption?

You can file in person in your counties Property Tax Appraisers office, via mail or online:

If you are in Orange County ? Click here to file

If you are in Seminole County ? Click here to file

If you are in Osceola County ? Click here to file

If you are in Lake County ? Click here to file

If you are in Polk County ? Click here to file

Frequently Asked Questions About Homestead Exemptions

Q: What is a Homestead Exemption?
A: Florida law entitles everyone who has legal or equitable title to real estate and keeps it as his/her permanent residence to apply for a homestead property tax exemption. Meaning you could save several hundreds of dollars each year on your property taxes.

Q: Am I eligible to file?
A: You must meet following requirements as of January 1st:
     - Legal or beneficial title to the property recorded in the Official Records
     - Property must be your primary residence
     - Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida
     - Be a US citizen or have a green card.

Q: How long do exemptions continue?
A: As long as title doesn't change on the property and your residency status doesn't change it renews every year in January automatically.
 

Q: Does my exemption follow me to my new home?
A: No it does not. If you move after January 1st, the exemption will continue for the remainder of the year on the property where the exemption was initially filed. You must file a new application when you move to your new primary residence.

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Caroline Vansevenant & Jorge Torres

Caroline grew up in Belgium, lived in Germany for a few years and now permanently resides in Central Florida, ... where it magically feels like home. With her natural ability to understand and meet he....

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