What is the Florida Homestead Tax Exemption?

The deadline to apply for a Florida homestead tax exemption is rapidly approaching.  If you moved to a new home within the last year or have recently changed your Florida home to a primary residence, this is a deadline you do not want to miss!

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. An additional exemption of up to $25,000 will be applied if your property’s assessed value is between at least $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption is not applied to school district taxes. If you’ve already applied, the County will send a receipt of the exemption after January 1st of the year.It is important to apply because in 1994 the State of Florida established a 3% Save Our Homes Cap (SOH) assessment limit on all residential properties that receive a homestead exemption. The 3% SOH Cap limits any increase to the assessed value of a homestead exempt property for tax purposes to a maximum of 3% each year or the amount of the change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is lower.

The Taxable Value for a homestead exempt property is the assessed value minus the amount of the exemption or exemptions granted the property owner.

For more information, please call Exemption Services at 561.355.2866.

When qualifying for the Homestead Exemption, you will need the following documents for all property owners applying:

  • Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID if you do not drive
  • Florida car registration
  • Florida Voter’s ID (if you vote)
  • Immigration documents if not a U.S. citizen.


How do I apply?

You have three options to submit your application:

  • E-File
  • Complete the application online, click here. Print it out and mail to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office, Exemption Services, 1st Floor, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Visit one of five service centers to file in person.



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