Applying for Homestead Exemption

In St. Lucie and Martin County, homestead exemption is one way to reduce the amount of real estate taxes you will have to pay on your residential property. In the State of Florida, if you own property, reside on that property and are a permanent resident of Florida, all as of January 1st of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. That means a lower payment for you!

To apply for the exemption, please bring the following items to the Property Appraiser’s office and we will help you fill out the application. All of these documents are required for all owners who reside on the property. Legible copies are acceptable. You may apply for your spouse. Filing deadline for each year is March 1st.

  1. Your recorded deed or last tax bill.
  2. Date of occupancy.
  3. Date of birth of all applicants.
  4. Florida voter’s registration card or a recorded declaration of domicile.
  5. Florida driver’s license, if you drive (valid in “ Florida only” not acceptable).
  6. Florida vehicle registration, if you own a vehicle.
  7. Social security card or document for you and your spouse with your social
  8. security number on it (i.e. payroll stub, income tax return, etc.). Disclosure of
  9. your social security number is required by Section 196.011 (1) Florida statutes.
  10. Trust document, in its entirety (only if the property is held in trust).
  11. Permanent resident card (if you are not a US citizen).

The address on your voter’s registration card, driver’s license and vehicle registration must match the address of your homestead property before your application will be approved.

Please note: You or your spouse cannot continue to receive a residency based benefit in any other state, county or taxing authority. If property is owned jointly in another state, you will be asked to provide documentation that the benefits you receive elsewhere have been cancelled.

Martin County Property Appraiser’s Offices

Main Office: Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office
1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 330, Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 288-5608
Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Indiantown Annex – Open Part time. Call 772-288-5608 for office hours.
Government Complex
16550 Warfield Blvd., Indiantown, FL 34956

Hobe Sound Annex
11726 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 546-1309
Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 5:00 PM

St. Lucie County Property Appraiser’s Offices

Main Office
2300 Virginia Ave., Ft. Fierce, FL 34982
Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Port St.Lucie Office – Walton Road Annex Building
1664 SE Walton Rd. Ste # 104, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 5:00 PM
Telephone: (772) 462-1000

St.Lucie West Annex Building
250 NW Country Club Dr., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 5:00PM

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