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Homestead Filing Reminder

   $50,000 Homestead Exemption - Every person who has legal title to a residential property on January 1, lives there permanently, and does not currently have a homestead exeption qualifies for this exemption. One must be a permanent resident of Florida on January 1 of the initial application year. The deadline is March 1 of the qualifying year.

   Transfer of Homestead Assesment Difference - Amendment One was approved on January 29,2008. and is retroactive to January 1, 2008. This allows a person selling a homestead property to transfer all or a portion of their actual cap savings to their new homestead property. The deadline for filing is March 3, 2008.

   Homeowners that are currently receiving the homestead exemption will automatically receive their increased homestead exemption. No action is necessary.