Tax exemption is a tax benefit for Florida permanent residents where they can reduce the taxable value of their property. Florida law allows each person who has legal or equitable title to property and maintains it as his or her permanent residence to claim $25,000 in tax exemption on the assessed value of the property.

Another benefit of getting the homestead exemption on your property is that they can only increase annual taxes by 3%. Also your property, being your main home, is protected from creditors. In other words, your home cannot be claimed as payment for a debt.

Types of exemptions:

Widowers Exemption: A $500.00 exemption for widows and widowers. It expires at the time you remarry. You are required to provide the death certificate as proof to obtain the exemption.
Disability Exemption: This is a $500.00 exemption for homeowners with disabilities in the state of Florida.
Disabled Veterans: This is for veterans who are at least 10% disabled.
Grandparents Exemption: It is a reduction in the appraisal of the property or home of the parents or grandparents.
Total and Permanent Disability: Exemption for any veteran honorably discharged with a total and permanent disability.
Institutional exemptions for one-person organizations or charitable organizations, of a religious, educational, scientific or governmental nature, may be subject to partial or total exemptions.

If you qualify and want to register your primary property for the homestead exemption, you can visit