The deadline to file a homestead exemption in Sarasota County Florida is March 1. You will need to file a DR-501 application in person at the county property appraiser office. Florida law requires that the A. The property is your permanent residence. B. You owned the property as of January 1. C. You live in the property and treat it as your permanent residence. Homestead exemptions will give you a credit of approximately $500 off of your tax bill. Of course there are many factors that go into to this, so make sure to ask the county property appraiser.
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