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Homestead Exemption Update

If you are thinking of purchasing a home or you just purchased a home then you want to find out and make sure you file your Homestead Exemption if you qualify! If you have not buzzed by the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser site they have a fresh new look and many search options for you. For example what additional exemptions do you qualify for? What kind of search options are available to you? Where do I go to get forms I might need?

Find out more about your homestead exemption right here in the latest newsletter!

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You Can Now E-File Your Homestead Exemption

(Courtesy the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Office)

Welcome to Homestead Exemption online filing. My office is pleased to provide this service to new homeowners in Palm Beach County.

Homestead Exemption can provide significant property tax savings, and this interactive system will walk you through the qualifications and application process. Many other exemptions are also available through our office. At this time, we ask that qualified seniors, disabled veterans and other disabled persons visit us in person to file for those additional exemptions. 

Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

In order to begin your filing process you will need to:

  1. Gather necessary documentation establishing your qualifications to file.
  2. Request a Personal Identification Number.
  3. Log in to online filing.


The Property Appraiser’s Office is currently accepting 2020applications. The deadline for 2019 Homestead Exemption was MARCH 1, 2019.

The E-File process now allows for taxpayers who have recently purchased their property to file for Homestead Exemption, even if their deed has not been recorded and/or uploaded into our database. Simply begin the process by requesting a PIN and follow the simple instructions. Please know your Homestead Exemption Application will be in a Pending status until your deed is recorded and transferred into our database. When this occurs, your application will be submitted automatically and reviewed for processing.

You may now file for Portability while using the on-line filing system. Portability is an additional tax savings to residents moving from one home to another within the State of Florida. At the end of filing for Homestead Exemption, you will be asked if you wish to file for Portability.

The PAPA website is full of information for home buyers and homeowners in our county so take advantage of all the information you can get from it.

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