Mike Wells

Homestead Exemption

The property where you apply for Homestead Exemption must be your primary (permanent) residence on January 1 of the year for which you are making an application.

The Pasco County Property Appraiser's Office accepts applications* for Homestead Exemption online for your convenience. Though applications are accepted year-round, the deadline to file for the current year is March 1. Approved exemptions automatically renew annually, unless a change in status occurs. Example: property is sold, owner relocates, etc.

*Please note, if you are applying for any exemption other than Homestead such as Total & Permanent Disability, Veterans’ exemptions, or Separate Family Unit applications, do not submit an application online. For all other exemptions and circumstances, please visit one of our three offices or call our customer service team for additional guidance (727) 847-8151.

Please read the following requirements carefully.

The following documents, if applicable, are required for each applicant applying for Homestead Exemption. Please note those which are mandatory for online filing:
If married (or married but separated) the following is also required for your spouse, regardless of whether or not he/she is listed as an owner on our records.

  • Must be a permanent resident of the State of Florida.
  • Neither you nor your spouse may receive a residency-required exemption in any other state.
  • Valid Florida Issued Driver's License or Identification Card. (Mandatory for online filing)
  • Social Security Number* of applicant and his/her spouse. (Mandatory for online filing)
  • Florida Vehicle Registration (if any vehicles owned).
  • Florida Voter Registration Card (if U.S. Citizen and registered).
  • If not a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), or residents permanently residing in the United States under color of law (PRUCOL) status.
  • Recorded Deed or tax bill verifying ownership of the property on or before January 1st of the year for which an application is being filed.
  • Name and address of any owners not residing on the property.
  • If you previously owned a home in Florida, the physical address or Parcel Identification Number (both may be found on a prior tax bill).

I meet the above requirements, please continue

* Disclosure of your social security number is mandatory. It is required by section 196.011 1-, Florida Statutes. The social security number will be used to verify taxpayer identity information, homestead exemption information submitted by property appraisers, and intangible tax information submitted to the Department of Revenue. Failure to provide your social security number will disqualify you from receiving the Homestead Exemption.