File for Homestead
The deadline to file for homestead for year 2019 was March 1, 2019. If you purchased property in calendar year 2019, you may file online beginning May 1st, 2019, for the 2020 Homestead Exemption reduction. This exemption will be reflected on your notice of proposed taxes we send out in August 2020. The deadline to file for any 2020 exemption is March 1st, 2020.
To qualify for Homestead Exemption (F. S. 196.031), you must have legal or equitable title to the property, as well as occupy and make the property your permanent residence as of January 1 of the filing year.
Applicant(s) and spouse must provide the following Florida residency information:
- Florida Driver’s License showing permanent residence address
- Florida Vehicle registration
- Nassau County voter registration (if you are registered voters)
- Social Security number
If you own property outside of Nassau County, Florida you must provide proof of cancellation of any residency required exemption or homestead exemption. This includes but is not limited to STAR in New York, 2.5% in Ohio, Primary Residence in Maryland, Lottery & Gaming Credit in Wisconsin and Owner Occupancy in South Carolina. *Almost every state has a residency based property tax exemption.
If you or your spouse is not a United States Citizen, please upload a copy of residency (green) card.
If your property is held in a trust, please have the following documents from the trust paperwork ready to upload:
- Title Page
- Succession of Trustees
- Section Regarding Homestead
- Signature Page
Please apply for homestead exemption in one of our office locations if:
- You already have homestead exemption and wish to apply for any additional exemptions (Widows/Widowers, Disabled Veteran, etc.)
- Your parcel is confidential
- You are applying for Homestead Exemption on a mobile home
- You are filing after the March 1st deadline for the current year