Homestead Exemption

While The Crawford Home Team does not provide tax advice, as a courtesy, we would like to provide the following information for your consideration.  Your individual circumstances may vary, so be sure to consult with your tax advisor, if necessary.

If you have purchased this home with the intent to occupy it as your primary residence, then you have a right to file for a Homestead Exemption, which will reduce the amount of property taxes that you will pay every year.  Another benefit of homesteading your property is to limit the amount of increase to the Assessed Value every year.

Homestead can be filed as soon as you recieve your recorded deed from the County Courthouse.  Although you will file for homestead during the current year you purchased the property, the actual benefit to you may not be filed under your name until the following tax year.  If the Sellers had Homestead on the property during the year that you purchased their property, you will benefit on the reduced tax amount for the current year.  To continue this benefit, you must file for the Homestead Exemption.  See below for instructions.

The deadline to file for exemptions and portabilty
for the 2010 tax rolls is March 1, 2010.

There will be certain items that you will need to bring with you when you go to file.  We encourage you to visit the appropriate website link below to fill out the application and gather the necessary items, as well as find out what other exemptions you may quailfy for.

If you are filing in Duval County

If you are filing in Clay County

If you are filing in St. Johns County