If you own a home in Florida, and live in it as your primary residence, then Florida law typically allows you a $25,000 tax exemption on the assessed value of the property. If you are looking for how to file for homestead exemption in Brevard County.
Apply Online: Most applicants can apply for Homestead Exemption online. Please have all necessary information available for all owners before you begin the online application process. https://www.bcpao.us/homestead/
Apply by Mail: Applicants can download application forms or pick them up at one of our offices, fill them out, and mail them in along with all required documentation.
Apply in Person: Applicants can visit any one of our four offices where a specialist will assist them in filing their Homestead Exemption application.
New homeowners: May apply for homestead between January 1- March 1, for the first time. You must have purchased your home prior to December 31.
If you do not file by March 1, you may lose your rights to homestead for that year.
It must be considered your primary residence. With the completed homestead application an owner must provide the following:
Florida Driver's License or Florida ID card (with your new address on it)
Florida Vehicle Registration
Brevard County Voters Registration card
Social security number or social security card
If not a US resident, a Resident Alien Card
A copy of the trust, if the property is in a trust
The recorded deed to the property.