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Florida-Miami Dade County

Program Overview

State law allows Florida homeowners to claim up to a $50,000 Homestead Exemption on their primary residence. The first $25,000 of this exemption applies to all taxing authorities. The second $25,000 excludes School Board taxes and applies to properties with assessed values greater than $50,000. In Miami-Dade County, older adults may be eligible for additional property tax benefits through a Senior Citizen Exemption or Long-Term Resident Senior Exemption.
Property Tax-Aide Application Season Is Closed

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Homestead Deduction

Eligibility

  • Permanent Florida residency required on January 1
  • Renting out your property may jeopardize being eligible for a Homestead Exemption

Application Deadline

Application due to property appraiser by March 1.

Required Documentation

  • Homestead Exemption application, Form DR-501

Senior Citizen Exemption

Eligibility

  • The property must qualify for a homestead exemption
  • At least one homeowner must be 65 years old as of January 1
  • Household income for 2020 cannot exceeds $31,100 when applying in 2021

Application Deadline

File each year with the property appraiser by March 1.

Required Documentation

  • Adjusted Gross Household Income Sworn Statement and Return, Form DR-501SC

Long-Term Resident Senior Exemption

Eligibility

  • The property must qualify for a homestead exemption
  • At least one homeowner must be 65 years old as of January 1
  • Household income for 2020 cannot exceeds $31,100 when applying in 2021
  • Have lived in the home for at least 25 years
  • The just value (not assessed value) of property must be less than $250,000, in the first year that the owner applies

Application Deadline

Permanent Florida residency required on January 1. Application due to property appraiser by March 1.

Required Documentation

  • Original Application for Homestead and Related Tax Exemptions, Form DR-501 and Adjusted Gross Household Income Sworn Statement and Return, Form DR-501SC

Where to Get Help Near You

Find a partner organization who can help you apply for property tax relief.

Branches, Inc.

Property Tax-Aide Season is:
Closed
Unavailable for appointments
Address:
11500 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33168
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