How to File for Homestead Exemption in Leon County

January 14, 2023

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How to File for Homestead Exemption in Leon County
Quick and easy e-file option online: Click here to go to e-file for Leon County.
If you had a homestead in Florida in the past 3 years, don't forget to apply for "Portability!"
Other ways to apply would be you can complete the Original Application for Ad Valorem Tax Exemption by March 1st.
Before proceeding, please read the following:
  • To be eligible for homestead exemption, you must be a permanent resident of Florida, who owns and occupies real property as of January 1 of the year in which you are applying.
  • If you have recently closed on your property, please allow our office 30 days from your closing date to process the deed and ownership change. To check the ownership status of your property, click here.
  • If your property is secured from public record per Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, you will need to file homestead exemption by mail or in person.
Please have the following information available for all applicants:
  • Valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card
  • Florida vehicle tag number and/ or voter registration
  • Social Security number
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Occupancy
  • Marital Status
  • Phone number
You can click here to search for your home or to check the ownership status of your property. This link will also provide you with some of the additional information you will need for the application like the parcel ID number, property legal description, deed type, deed date, and deed location.
Don’t forget to sign the application, and be on the lookout for a receipt after you apply. You'll get a post card every year asking if it's still your Homesteaded Property, but there's no need to reapply or reply unless it's no longer your homestead.
Always consult with your tax attorney to ensure you are getting the most from Florida’s homestead law. You can always also contact the Leon County Property Appraiser at [email protected] or (850) 606-6200.
Types of Exemptions

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