Did You File For Your Homestead Exemption?

As the new year approaches, now is a good time to remind you to file for your Florida Homestead Exemption.

What is the homestead exemption?

Good question! The Florida Homestead Exemption is a constitutional benefit of up to a $50,000 exemption removed from the assessed value of your property.

Yes, Happy New Year!

Who gets a homestead exemption?

The exemption is granted to those applicants who possess title to Florida property and are Florida residents living in the dwelling and making it their permanent home on January 1. Documentation that proves you are a resident at the homestead property is required.

Notice:

Be aware that renting your property could result in the loss of your homestead exemption, as it is not then considered your permanent residence. Click here for more information on the restrictions and requirements.

We should also mention that only new applicants or those who had a change of residence need apply for the Florida Homestead Exemption. If you have filed previously and nothing has changed, you should receive an automatic renewal notice mailed in January.

How do you file?

You may file for your homestead exemption by mail, in person at the Office of the Property Appraiser, or on-line at www.leepa.org.

When do you file?

Filing period starts January 1st and ends March 1st.

This is a great benefit for Florida residents that you’ll want to take advantage of if you qualify. Click here to read more about the Florida Homestead Exemption in Lee County.

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Meet "Your Favorite Redhead." Susan was exposed to real estate while young with her parent's 8 Re/MAX offices in Connecticut! In 2008, Susan and Jim became permanent Sanibel residents, starting McCallion & McCallion to bring a fresh approach to real estate.