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For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2013
Media Contact:
Patrick Smikle

Chris Wills

Apply online for Homestead Exemption it's fast, easy, and secure

Building on the commitment to make the Office of the Property Appraiser more customer friendly, within the first week of his administration, Miami-Dade County’s new Property Appraiser, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, is proud to announce and put into service a 100 percent online homestead application process.  Miami-Dade homeowners can now go online to complete the entire application process for Florida’s Homestead Exemption and for the Homestead Assessment Difference, commonly referred to as Portability.

The Homestead Exemption (HEX) provides for a $50,000 reduction in the assessed value of a homeowner’s primary residence, saving property owners thousands of dollars in property taxes annually.  Portability allows a homeowner to transfer a part or all of their HEX savings, when they move from one home to another.

Beginning today, homeowners can visit, where they can fully complete and submit their application directly to the Property Appraiser’s Office.

Upon the launch of the online application, Property Appraiser Lopez-Cantera stated, “This is one of the first of many customer friendly initiatives aimed at improving the service we provide to the residents of Miami-Dade County.  We look forward to announcing additional customer friendly improvements in the weeks and months ahead.”     

 Applications for 2013 property tax exemptions are due by March 1, 2013.