Homestead Exemption

Homestead exemptions are exemptions from real estate property taxes that homeowners can claim. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, every person who owns and resides on real property in Florida on January 1st of each calendar year and makes the property his or her permanent residence is eligible to receive a homestead exemption up to $50,000. The first $25,000 applies to all property taxes, including school district taxes. The additional exemption up to $25,000, applies to the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000 and only to non-school taxes.

To qualify for homestead, you must reside on the property as of January 1st of each calendar year. However, the deadline for filing is March 1.

Your property appraiser may ask for any of the following items to prove your residency:

  • Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID Card
  • Voter’s Registration Card in the County the Property is Located
  • Florida Vehicle Registration
  • Permanent Alien Card (If You Are Not a US Citizen)

Palm Beach County

Online filing and further information

Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office
301 North Olive Avenue, First Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 355-2866

South County Service Center
14925 Cumberland Drive
Delray Beach, FL 33446
(561) 276-1250

North County Service Center
3188 PGA Boulevard, Suite 2301
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-6522

Mid-Western Service Center
200 Civic Center Way, Suite 200
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 784-1220

West County Service Center
2976 State Road 15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-4890

Broward County

Online filing and further information

Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office
Broward County Governmental Center Annex
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room A100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 357-6830 

North Broward Office
North Broward Courthouse
1600 W. Hillsborough Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 831-1270 

West Broward Office
West Regional Courthouse
100 N. Pine Island Road, #120
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 831-2363

Southwest Broward Office
10211 Taft Street, Building One
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
(954) 437-2670

Miami-Dade County

Online filing and further information

Miami-Dade Property Appraiser’s Office
Stephen P. Clark Center (SPCC)
111 NW First Street, Suite 710
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 375-4050

South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211 Street, Suite 207
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
(305) 275-1155