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Homestead Exemption 2011 and 2012 – How to File for Homestead Exemption in Miami-Dade

TO ALL NEW HOMEOWNERS:  Time to apply for 2012 Homestead Exemption … now!

To be eligible, you must have bought a house in 2011… and … you must file your application for Homestead Exemption between January 1st and March 1st of 2012 .

This will mean substantial savings on your real estate taxes. If you do not apply by March 1ST , you will lose your eligibility for the year 2012.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION:

 To qualify for the Homestead Exemption, the applicant must at minimum meet the following criteria as of January 1st :

* Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

* Own the property (i.e., have legal or equitable title).

*Occupy the property as his/her permanent residence (to the exclusion of all others)

* Only those qualified persons listed on the exemption application will receive the exemption benefits. If the property is held jointly by husband and wife, either party may apply in person for the homestead exemption.

For more information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/pa/exemptions_homestead_filing.asp

AND BY THE WAY,  YOU CAN NOW FILE ONLINE !!

YOU WILL NEED (ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN YOUR NAME) Proof of Ownership: any one of the following

• A pre-printed application mailed to you by the property appraiser

• A recorded warranty deed Proof of Florida Residence: any one of the following • Florida vehicle registration,

• Florida voter’s registration,

• Prior year’s irs return or current w-2 form,

• Bank statements and checking account registered at the property

• Proof of payments for utilities at the property

1) YOU MAY RENEW/FILE BY MAIL

a) download the application form

b) Complete the form

c) Attach documents indicated on the form.

Mail to: Property Appraiser, PO BOX 013140, Miami FL 33101-3140

2) YOU MAY FILE IN PERSON at one of the following locations, Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM, (Except legal holidays. Monday January 16th, 2012 and February 20th, 2012)

Stephen P. Clark Center South Dade Government Center 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 710 10710 SW 211th Street, Room 207 Miami, Fl 33128 Cutler Bay, Fl 33189

3) YOU MAY FILE ONLINE @ http://www.miamidade.gov/pa/email/form.asp

 If we cab be of further assistance with any of your real estate needs, please call us. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.   Vicki and Alexandra Restivo  EWM Realtors  305 793-1365 or [email protected]

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