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Homestead Exemption
How To Apply for Homestead Exemption (Miami-Dade County):

Florida residents are entitled to claim a reduction of $25,000 in the assessed value of real estate used as their personal residence. The value of this exemption varies from municipality to municipality within the county as tax rates vary somewhat based on local assessments, special taxing districts etc. However, as a rule of thumb, the Homestead Exemption will reduce your property taxes by approximately $750.

In order to qualify you must own the subject property as of January 1. Thus, if you buy a property in January of 2002, for example, you can only apply for Homestead Exemption in 2003. On the other hand, if the previous owner of your property was entitled to and had a Homestead Exemption on a property you purchase during the year, you will receive the benefit of the exemption for the entire year.

There are also additional Exemptions available to those over 65 with low incomes, those with certain disabilities and widows or widowers.

Application must be made before March 1. Renewals are normally automatic. A post card is mailed out to you and if it is not returned to the property appraiser's office as undeliverable, they retain the exemption in effect.

Where to Apply:
You may now apply for your Exemption(s) by mail.


 The form may be downloaded here.

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If you need to file for a 2002 property tax exemption, below is a listing of locations, times, and dates the Property Appraiser’s Office will be available.  A pre-printed Homestead Exemption Application was mailed on December 26, 2001 to all properties where a deed was processed in 2001.  If you have already applied for your 2002 exemption and have a receipt, disregard the mailing.  

If you have any additional questions, you may call at (305) 375-4125.

2001 EXEMPTION FILING PERIOD: JANUARY 2ND TO MARCH 1ST

 MARCH 1ST IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE FOR EXEMPTIONS.

 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT:

STEPHEN P. CLARK CENTER
111 NW FIRST ST. (LOBBY)
MONDAY – FRIDAYS
8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM

 SOUTH DADE GOVERNMENT CENTER
10710 SW 211 ST. 2ND FLOOR
MONDAY – FRIDAYS
8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
SATURDAYS: February 9th & 23rd
8:30 AM to 12:00 NOON

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH
14500 NE 11 AVE.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
SATURDAYS: February 9th & 23rd
8:30 AM TO 12:00 NOON

 MIAMI BEACH CITY HALL
1700 CONVENTION CENTER DR.
FRIDAYS:
JANUARY 4TH & 18TH
FEBRUARY 1ST & 15TH
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
HIALEAH BLANCHE MORTON CENTER
300 E. FIRST AVE.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS ONLY
8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM


ALL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON:   

MONDAYS:  JANUARY 21ST AND FEBRUARY 18TH, 2002

What to Bring?
Note:   For the 2003 tax year and subsequent tax rolls a Social Security Number will be required to file and to maintain your current Homestead Exemption

Any one of the following Proofs of Ownership:

Warranty Deed.

Property Tax bill.

Notice of Proposed Property Taxes.

Homestead Exemption Automatic Renewal Receipt.

Computer Public Value Inquiry printout.


Any two of the following Proofs of Florida Residence:

Driver's License

Automobile Registration (not leased)

Voter Registration

1040 Income Tax Return filed in Florida or W-2 Form addressed in Florida

Intangible Tax Return filed from Florida

Florida Unemployment Compensation Registration

Employment letter with Employer's letterhead

Child School report card or School letter attesting child's registration

Moving van receipt from another county or state

Doctor's letter with Doctor's letterhead

Church letter with Church letterhead

SSA-1099 fiscal year Social Security Statement addressed in Florida