In the state of Florida, a $25,000 exemption is applied to the first $50,000 of your property’s assessed value if your property is your permanent residence and you owned the property on January 1 of the tax year. This exemption applies to all taxes, including school district taxes. March 1 is the deadline to file for the exemption.
In order to file online, the property you wish to file on must reflect ownership in your name. Please allow the appraiser’s office 30 days from closing to process the deed and ownership change.
The following is a list of the documents that you will be asked to provide information about.
- Valid Florida Driver License or valid Florida Identification card. Will need to provide ID number and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
- Vehicle registration (if vehicle owner). Will need to provide tag number and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
- Voter registration (if registered voter). Will need to provide ID number and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
- Permanent Resident Alien Card (if applicable). Will need to provide ID number and issue date. A legible copy will be required to be submitted as part of the exemption application.
For Sarasota properties, visit Sarasota Property Homestead Exemption Application
For properties in Manatee County, visit: Manatee County Property Homestead Exemption Application