City of Jacksonville


Required Documentation for Homestead Exemption Application

All applications submitted, must include copies of the following required documentation (Proofs of Residency) for all owners who apply:

  • Your recorded deed or tax bill
  • Florida Drivers License or Identification Card. Will need to provide ID# and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
  • Vehicle Registration. Will need to provide tag # and issue date. Must reflect the permanent residence address.
  • Permanent Resident Alien Card. Will need to provide ID# and issue date. A legible copy will also be required to be submitted to the office.

In addition to the proof of Florida residency, you must be residing on the property as your primary residence as of January 1st. Social Security numbers are required for all owners and their spouses making application, even if the spouse does not own and/or reside on the property, per Florida Statute.

Receipt of Application
You will receive a receipt by mail as proof that your exemption application was received and processed within 45 days of filing. If you wish to confirm the status of your application, you may
view your property record utilizing the Property Search function. See the Taxable Values and Exemptions section. 

You may also contact our office at 904.255-5900 to confirm the status of your application or e-mail

If title to the property on which you are applying is held in a trust, a copy of the entire trust agreement must be submitted with the application. If you are filing on a mobile home, proof of ownership is required for both the mobile home and the property. A 'Real Property' application must also be submitted. Please contact our office for this form.

For questions regarding the Homestead Exemption Application or required documentation, please contact the Customer Service/Exemptions Division at 904.255-5900 or