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2021 Homestead Exemption

All qualified Florida residents are eligible to receive a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots. To qualify for Homestead Exemption, you must own and make the property your permanent residence on January 1 of the year for which you are applying for this valuable exemption. Pursuant to Florida law, all assessments and exemptions are based upon the status of the property on January 1. If you purchased and/or made the property your permanent residence in 2020 and have not applied for Homestead Exemption, you can apply for 2021 exemptions at any time – there is no need to wait until 2021 to file your exemption application with the Property Appraiser’s Office. You can easily apply online at

The timely deadline to file for all 2021 exemptions is March 1, 2021. You must make the property your permanent residence by January 1, 2021 in order to qualify; however, you have until March 1 to timely file your application with the property appraiser’s office. The late filing deadline for all 2021 exemptions is September 20, 2021. For information about all the other exemptions available to qualified applicants, please visit the “Exemptions & Classifications” page on our website

Once approved, your Homestead Exemption automatically renews each year provided there is no change in the ownership or use of the property. If you have already applied and been approved for Homestead Exemption at your current property, you do not need to reapply for this exemption. You will receive a Homestead Exemption renewal card next month to keep for your records.

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Take care,

Marty Kiar, CFA

Marty Kiar is the Broward County Property Appraiser and longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality.

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office is located at
115 S Andrews Avenue, Room # 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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