When should I apply?
As soon as possible after you purchase and move into your home. If you purchase and occupy by December 1st of any year, and make application by December 15th, the following year’s property tax will reflect the homestead rates.

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1. What is a homestead exclusion?
2. Why should I file for homestead?
3. How does a property I own qualify for a homestead exclusion?
4. Why must I provide my Social Security number?
5. Why is my spouse's name required on a homestead application?
6. When should I apply?
7. Can I file for homestead on more than one property?
8. Are the homestead exclusions on all properties the same?
9. How often do I have to apply for the homestead exclusion?
10. What will happen if I fail to comply with the homestead laws or file a false homestead?
11. What about homestead for property owned by a trust?
12. Do Life Estates qualify for homestead?
13. Can a manufactured home receive homestead exclusion?
14. Are there Special Homesteads for the Blind and Disabled?
15. Is there anything else I should know about homesteads?