Filing for a Homestead Exemption
Late applications for homestead and other exemptions for the 2013 Tax Roll are now being accepted. The deadline to file timely for exemptions was March 1.
Late filers may file a late application from now until early September (25 days after the mailing of the Notices of Proposed Property Taxes in mid-August). An explanation form, available on the Forms page, must be submitted with your application stating the reason for filing late. The Homestead Exemption application (DR 501) and other exemption applications are also available on the Forms page.
In addition, those who own and moved into a new home in Duval County after January 1, 2013, you may now file for a 2014 homestead exemption using our homestead exemption online application. The application will walk you through the filing process and can be submitted over the web.*
You may also file by completing the manual Homestead Exemption application. You may submit the manual application with other required documentation to the Customer Service/Exemptions Division at 231 E. Forsyth Street, Suite 260, Jacksonville, Fl 32202, fax it to (904) 630-2525, or e-mail it to PACustServ@coj.net. If you established a new homestead and had a previous homestead exemption on another home in Florida, you may be eligible for Portability – the transfer of some or all of your old homestead’s “Save Our Homes” benefit (the difference between your market and assessed values due to the annual cap on increases).
*When filing online, some special circumstances may require that additional documentation be mailed to the Property Appraiser’s Office. In these cases, users will be prompted with necessary forms or a list of needed documents at the end of the process.
If you need further assistance, please contact our Customer Service/Exemptions Division staff at (904) 630-2020.
Help Stop Exemption Abuse
In addition to our Basic Property Search, you can narrow searches and extract specific categories of information from the county's property data base using the Advanced Search. This includes our "In Progress" working numbers (Please note: These are subject to change.)
Using the Advanced Search, you can search for property based on a number of factors such as property type, sales data and price, property location and size just to name a few. Data can be downloaded in two formats: Excel and comma-delimited text. To view the search functions, click on Property Search (top left.)