Reminder: $50,000 Homestead Exemption Application

If you took legal or equitable title to real property in the state of Florida in 2007 and made it your primary residence as of January 1, 2008, don’t forget to file for a $25,000 $50,000 Homestead Exemption with your local Property Appraiser’s Office.

Property tax exemption applications, along with general instructions on how to complete the application are available online at the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser’s Office Exemptions page. The active links above will direct you to the PDF files.

All property exemption applications may be filed with the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser’s Office anytime up to March 3, 2008.

Applications can be filed at both Property Appraiser’s office locations. Those locations will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until March 3, 2008:

Stephen P Clark Center (Government Center)
111 NW 1 Street (Ground Floor Lobby)
Miami, FL 33128

South Dade Government Center Government Center
10710 SW 211 Street (2nd Floor)
Miami, FL 33189

In addition to these two locations, the Property Appraiser’s Office has set up special satellite offices across the county where they are receiving property tax exemption applications. The following offices will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until February 22, 2008:

Miami-Dade Permitting & Inspection Center
11805 SW 26 Street (2nd Floor)
Miami, FL 33175

Hialeah District Court
11 East 6 Street
Miami, FL 33010

North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33160

NOTE: All offices will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of President’s Day.

If you qualify for portability in 2008, in addition to applying for a Homestead Exemption you must also submit a Portability Application Form (DR-501T) to the Property Appraiser’s Office by March 3, 2008.

If you have already applied for a 2008 Homestead Exemption on your new home, you must still complete the Portability Application Form by March 3, 2008 in order to benefit from portability.

Someone looking to transfer his/her Save Our Homes benefit from a previous homestead located in a different county, needs to fill out a Certificate for Transfer of Homestead Assessment Difference (DR-501R) with the Property Appraiser’s Office in the county in which the new homestead is located.

Properties with a Homestead Exemption will be automatically upgraded to the new $50,000 benefit. You do not need to apply for the second $25,000 Homestead Exemption.

For more information on property tax exemptions visit the Property Appraiser’s Office home page.

Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with RED I Realty in Miami, FL and can be reached at 305.491.7179 or


Filed under Property Tax Exemptions

2 responses to “Reminder: $50,000 Homestead Exemption Application

  1. Absolutely don’t forget to do this it would be a shame after we passed this law and won.

    I do still feel bad this law also reduced our emergency services and school funds.

  2. Very informative and explains what Floridians need to do. I have a friend in Florida and will update her on this article you have written. Thanks!

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