Homestead Exemption

File Homestead Exemption online

File for Homestead Online

File Homestead Exemption By Mail

Completing your application at home and returning it by mail can save you travel time and money.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Application Form: Print the application form
  2. Documentation: Review and obtain the required documentation.
  3. Submit Application: Remit the application to our main office by March 1st.

Citrus County Property Appraiser
Attn: Homestead Dept
210 N. Apopka Ave. Suite 200
Inverness FL 34450

File Homestead Exemption in PERSON

Please follow these steps:

  1. Review and obtain the required documentation prior to visiting our office.
  2. Our Customer staff will help you complete your Homestead Exemption application when you visit either of the following offices:

Courthouse Annex

210 N. Apopka Ave., Suite 200
Inverness, FL 34450
Inverness Google Map
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone - 352-341-6600

Crystal River
West Citrus Center

1540 North Meadowcrest Blvd Suite 400
Crystal River, FL 34429
Crystal River Google Map
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone - 352-341-6600

Both offices are fully staffed to help you in a timely manner.
Prior to your visit review the required documentation
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our office by email or phone.

*under Florida law email addresses are public records. if you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity, instead contact this office by phone or in writing*

Portability - "Save Our Homes" (SOH)

With portability you can transfer your SOH savings from your old homestead to your new one. The savings amount is equal to the difference between the old home’s market value and its assessed value, up to a maximum of $500,000. If you are moving to a more-expensive homestead, you will benefit from the entire savings amount. If you are moving to a less-expensive one, you will benefit proportionately.

If you received the homestead exemption in the prior three years on a home that you sold or otherwise abandoned and have purchased a new home by January 1, you are eligible to take some or all of the benefit of “Save Our Homes” to your new home.

In order to receive this benefit, you must file a “Transfer of Homestead Assessment Difference” form, DR-501T by March 1, with the property appraiser in the county where the new homestead is located for the transfer of the “Save Our Home” benefit to your new homestead. Once the form is submitted the property appraiser in the new homestead county will obtain a certificate of transfer from the property appraiser in the count in which the original homestead was located.

If you have already applied for your new Homestead Exemption you must also apply for the “portability” portion.