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2011 Florida Homestead Exemption – How to Apply

IF YOU OWN  PROPERTY IN FLORIDA AS OF JANUARY 1, 2011  (AND IF IT’S YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE)  YOU QUALIFY FOR A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.      APPLY FOR A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION…   SAVE ON PROPERTY TAX …  and CAP ANY FUTURE TAX INCREASES.    

Apply  between January 1st and March 1st…  REDUCE YOUR FLORIDA PROPERTY TAX …      After March 1  your eligibility for 2011 expires. 

To qualify for the Florida real estate tax exemption, you must 

 1) own your property (or hold legal title to it) by January 1st. 

 2) occupy the property as your primary residence

 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 WITH YOU:

1) Social security card

2) Proof of ownership (Any ONE of these: warranty deed, property tax bill, notice of proposed property taxes…) plus

3) TWO proofs of Florida Residence (drivers license, 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…)  

All documents must be in YOUR NAME.

The locations for applying are:

 1)  Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st St Miami Fl 33128  

 2) South Dade Government Center 10710 SW 211th St – Rm 207 – Cutler Bay, Fl 33189.

 Hours for applying are weekdays 9am-4pm.

Anytime you are considering buying or selling real estate in South Florida,  and need an experienced local Miami Realtor to assist you , contact the Restivo Team  here or 305 793-1365.

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