Note: If you are moving from a home that you own in Florida that has a Homestead Exemption and buying another Florida home, read the information on PAGE 'Homestead Assessment Portability'. The portability application has to accompany your homestead exemption application on your new home. It can lower your property taxes even more.
Florida Homestead Exemption, when to file. Exemption applications must be made between January 1st and March 1st for the tax year eligible. For example, if you are living in your permanent home on January 1st, 2023 then you have until the close of business on March 1, 2023 to file your homestead exemption for that year. The exemption will rollover yearly.