If you recently purchased your primary living home do not forget to apply with the State Of Florida for your Homestead Exemption.
This will give you many benefits with your asset like: limited increase of the assessed value on year-to-year for tax purposes, debtor and creditors protection, reduction of Ad Valorem Property Tax, and finally protection for surviving spouse or minor child.
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After you apply you do not need to re-apply every year, however under the law it is the homeowner's responsibility to notify the office of Property Appraisal if ownership status has changed, or if it is no longer the permanent residence of the owner.
If you are moving from a previous Florida homestead to a new homestead in Florida, you may be able to transfer, or "port", all or part of your homestead assessment difference.
In most counties you can apply for your Florida Homestead Exemption right online.
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