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Welcome to the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser's System for Online Filing of Homestead Exemption!


We are proud to announce a new method of applying for Homestead and additional exemptions online that does not require a Homestead Letter from our office!

If you would like to use our new method, click here, search for your parcel, and then click on the "Apply for Exemptions" button located below the parcel owner details!

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home, and thank you for filing Homestead Online!

It is my pleasure to provide a safe, secure and easy way to file for Homestead on your newly acquired property.

In order to file online, you must have received a Homestead Letter from our office with your individually assigned Control Number and PIN. You should have received this letter approximately 8 to 10 weeks following your real estate transaction.

If you have not received this letter or have misplaced your Control Number and PIN, you can contact our office at (850) 983-1880|(850) 983-1912 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we will promptly mail you a new one.

Once you have completed the application, please print it and retain it for your records.


Greg S. Brown II, CFA
Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser
The online service can only accept application for homestead when:
  1. The property is owned by one of the following:
    • Single Homeowner
    • Married Homeowners Filing Together
    • Life Estate
    • Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship
  2. Applicants for the property are jointly applying for a homestead.
  3. Applicants are U.S. citizens.
  4. Applicants have made the property their permanent residence.
  5. Applicants have a Florida driver license or identification card.
  6. The property is a site-built home, meaning not a manufactured or mobile home.
  7. The applicants are not applying for any exemptions on their homestead other than the homestead exemption at this time.
Applicants with the proper documentation may be eligible for other exemptions in addition to the standard Homestead exemption. Please refer to the following link on the Florida Department of Revenue website for a complete list:
Additional exemptions may be applied for in person Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the following locations:
  • 6495 Caroline Street, Suite K, Milton, FL 32570, Phone: (850) 983-1880
  • 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Suite A, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563, Phone: (850) 983-1912
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