Eligibility Requirements & Instructions

  • You must be a permanent resident of Florida residing on the property as your primary residence as of January 1st.
  • The deadline to submit the application for exemption is March 1st (for the year in which you wish to qualify)

The following is a list of the documents that you will be asked to provide information about. Please have these documents available while completing the application:

  • Florida Drivers Licenses or Identification cards. You will need to provide ID# and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
  • Vehicle registrations. You will need to provide tag# and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
  • Voters registrations. You will need to provide ID# and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
  • Permanent Resident Alien Cards. You will need to provide ID# and expiration date. A legible copy will also be required to be submitted to the office.

The following is a list of information that you will be asked to provide during the application process:

  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of permanent Florida residence
  • Date of occupancy
  • Date of property purchase
  • Mailing address listed on last IRS tax return
  • Address of previous residence
  • Address of other property owned
  • Telephone number

If you are married AND your spouse is NOT filing for homestead exemption, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name of spouse
  • Primary residence address for spouse
  • Social Security Number of spouse
  • Date of birth of spouse
  • Does your spouse receive any resident based benefit (such as but not limited to credits, exemptions, rebates, rollbacks, discounts, STARS, etc)? If so, at what property address?