When filing an application you must bring the following items listed below, dated prior to January 1 of the year you are filing for. All owners occupying the property prior to January 1 must file in person on jointly held property, other than husband and wife, who may file for each other with the required documents for both (copies or originals). If you are married and the deed has different last names for husband and wife, a marriage license / certificate must be presented.
You will need the following in order to apply:
Proof of Ownership
If in your name(s): a Recorded Warranty Deed, Co-op Propriety Lease, Notice of Proposed Taxes or Tax Receipt
If jointly owned: a deed must be presented
If the property is held in a trust: a complete copy of the trust agreement.
Proof of Permanent Florida Residence, all dated prior to January 1 of the calendar year
Florida Voter's Registration or Recorded Declaration of Domicile
Florida's Driver's License: Valid only in Florida license is not acceptable
Florida Car Registration
Non-U.S. Citizens must bring a permanent Visa (Green or Pink Card) or Political Asylum Documentation and Recorded Declaration of Domicile
Additional information and requirements for the Homestead Exemption are available from the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office (BCPA) at (954) 357-6830. You can also visit the BCPA website for more information.