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Click here for the online homestead exemption application system provided by the Manatee County Property Appraiser. The goal is to make the process of filing for homestead exemption and other personal exemptions more convenient for property owners like you.

To apply online, please ensure that the office reflects the property ownership in your name. If you recently closed on your property, allow 60 days from the closing date for the office to process the deed and ownership change. If the March 1st deadline is approaching and the property is not in your name, please bring a copy of the recorded deed and visit the office in person at 915 4th Avenue West, Bradenton.

You can also file the following applications online along with the homestead exemption application:
– Other personal exemptions such as widows, widowers, blind, disability, and service-connected disability
– Transfer of Assessment Difference (Portability)

The following applications must be filed in person at the office:
– Property ownerships not posted in your name
– Adding additional exemptions to an existing homestead exemption
– Adding additional applicants to a parcel with an existing homestead exemption
– If the property is owned in a trust and you are not listed on the records as having a beneficial interest or as the trustee of the trust.

Important points to note:
– Remember to print a copy of your application as your receipt, confirming that you have applied for a property tax exemption. You will need Adobe Reader to print the receipt.
– If additional information is required to complete your filing, a form will be printed at the end of the application process, listing any additional items needed. You must submit the requested information to the office to complete the application.
– For questions regarding property tax exemptions, please contact the office at 941-748-8208.

Documents required to complete the application:
To qualify for the exemption, you must be a permanent resident of Florida and reside on the property as your primary residence as of January 1st. The deadline to submit the exemption application is March 1st for the relevant year.

Here is a list of possible documents and information you may be asked to provide during the application process:
– Florida driver’s license or identification card (ID number and issue date)
– Vehicle registrations (tag number and issue date)
– Voter registrations (ID number and issue date)
– Permanent Resident Alien Card (ID number and issue date). A legible copy of the card must also be submitted to the office.

Additionally, you will need to provide the following information during the application process:
– Date of birth
– Social Security Number
– Date of permanent Florida residence
– Date of occupancy
– Date of property purchase
– Mailing address listed on your last IRS tax return
– Address of your previous residence
– Addresses of other properties owned
– Telephone number
– Place of employment and telephone number


If you are married and your spouse is not filing for homestead exemption, you will be asked to provide the following information about your spouse:
– Name
– Primary residence address
– Social Security Number
– Date of birth
– Does your spouse receive any resident-based benefit? If so, provide the property address associated with the benefit.

We hope this simplifies the information for you. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us.

Where to file in person:

Exemptions Department:
Office Location:
915 4th Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941.748.8208
Fax: 941.742.5664
e-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Monday – Friday
(Excluding Holidays)