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2010 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: How to Apply

Apply once… between January 1st and March 1st…and  REDUCE YOUR FLORIDA PROPERTY TAX !     Apply for a HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION  before March 1st … because after that, your eligibility for the year 2010 will expire.  

To qualify for the Florida real estate tax exemption, you must  1) own your property (or hold legal title to it) ,   2)occupy the property as your primary residence, and 3) be a legal resident or US citizen.

Instructions and locations are in the link here…  along with a list of what you need to take with you:  

Take your social security card with you along with:  

ONE proof of ownership (warranty deed, property tax bill, notice of proposed property taxes…) plus and

TWO proofs of Florida Residence (drivers license, auto  – not leased though – or voter registration, 1040 income tax return filed in Florida or W-2 form addressed in Florida, moving van receipt, doctors letter on doctor’s letterhead, church letter on church letterhead, employment letter with employer’s letterhead, letter from child’s school attesting child’s registration…)  

 These documents must be in YOUR NAME.

The locations for applying are 1)  Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st St Miami Fl 33128  or 2) South Dade Government Center 10710 SW 211th St – Rm 207 – Cutler Bay, Fl 33189.  Hours for applying are weekdays 9am-4pm.   If I can be of further help, with this … or any other real estate needs you may have, please contact me here or 305 793-1365.

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