If you purchased a home in 2007 or have decided to make a different residence in Florida your permanent residence, you are quickly running out of time to file for your homestead exemption, as well as some others that may be available to you. By the end of February you need to file for your homestead. I just had a former customer tell me he forgot to do that last year and he paid an extra $400+ in property taxes for 2007!
With the recently passed Amendment 1 property tax reforms, making sure that you have filed is even more important. The basic exemption is increased for many homeowners, and you can take your Save Our Homes assessment savings with you as well. This portability can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in property taxes! But you have to file.
So visit or call your county's property appraiser for more information and make sure you get all of this taken care of before February 2008 ends.
Visit my my website by clicking on the following link: www.jelwell.century21bnr.com Then click on the COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER menu button. I have listed most of the local county sites as links. If yours is not there, I have provided a link to the state contact list of all of the county appraisers in Florida.
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida