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eFile Application for Homestead and Other Personal Exemptions

Welcome to the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's online application for homestead exemption, and if applicable, other personal exemptions such as widow/widower, blind, disability and service connected disability.
Prior to submitting this application, please allow 30 days from your home’s closing date for the deed to process to ensure we have received the ownership changes to your name.
The deadline to submit a homestead and all exemption applications is March 1 following the year of your home purchase. After March 1, you must also complete the Property Tax Exemption Extenuating Circumstances form along with the application. 

Before Applying - Eligibility & Information Requirements

  • The property must reflect ownership in your name
  • You must be a permanent resident of Florida and enter evidence of residency
  • The property must be your primary residence as of January 1st (as per Florida Statute 196.015)

Documents for Evidence of Residency

  • Valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card that reflects the permanent residence address*
  • Florida Vehicle Registration that reflects the permanent residence address*
  • If registered, Pinellas County Voter Information card
  • If applicable, US Citizenship & Immigration Services Permanent Resident Card. Note: you will be required to provide a legible copy of the front of this card either online, in person or via mail to complete the application
  • If you still own your previous residence, we will require proof that your prior residence is not receiving a residency-based property tax benefit

Required Information
If married and both spouses are residing in the home, the following is required for both regardless of owner(s) listed on the deed:

  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Date you purchased the property
  • Date you occupied the property
  • Address of previous residence
  • Address of other property owned
  • Telephone number
  • Employment information (if applicable)
  • Mailing address listed in last IRS tax return

If you are married and your spouse is NOT filing for homestead exemption as they will not reside in the home, you will still be asked for the following information:

  • Name of spouse
  • Spouse’s Social Security Number
  • Spouse’s date of birth
  • Spouse’s Florida driver license or Florida Identification Card number
  • Spouse’s primary residence address and residency-­based exemptions or discounts

* New Florida Residents – do not wait, you can still apply in person at one of our offices with your former State’s driver license and vehicle registration information. However, your application will not be approved until a valid Florida driver license and vehicle registration are provided.