Homestead Exemption E filing Made Easy

New Years 2019


West Palm Beach, FL – The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office (PAO) has made it easier to E file for a homestead exemption on the Property Appraiser Public Access (PAPA) website. Now, the day you close on a home in Palm Beach County, you can E file for a homestead exemption on the PAPA website, without the deed. (After you E file, your application will be processed and completed by our office). This pertains to all future, permanent Florida (resident) homeowners in Palm Beach County.

No more forgetting to file for a homestead exemption, no waiting and of course, it’s paperless.

The homestead exemption in the state of Florida can save hundreds of dollars in property taxes for permanent Florida residents. The first $25,000 in property value is exempt from all property taxes, including school district taxes. The additional $25,000 exemption is available for non-school taxes and applies only to the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000.

*If you already have a homestead exemption on your property, you do NOT need to reapply.

In addition, Florida residents can take advantage of other property tax savings including, if you’re moving within the state of Florida and you’re E filing for a homestead exemption, you can E file for portability too. (Portability is transferring all or a significant portion of your cap savings, up to $500,000, from a home with a homestead exemption to a new home within the state of Florida that qualifies for a homestead exemption).

Click here to E file for a homestead exemption.

Click here for Homestead Exemption E file tutorial video.