Homestead Exemption in Sarasota County

Address Information: South County Administration Building 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293

Contact Information:
Phone: (941) 861-8200

This is a property tax exemption (a way to save money on the taxes you pay on your home) for Florida residents. There are also personal exemptions that you may qualify for that would give you additional savings on your taxes. Examples of these exemptions are for widows, widowers, and disabled persons. Contact the Property Appraiser’s office for specific details by using the information at the bottom of the page. The deadline for filing is always March 1st.

The way it works…Homestead exemption reduces the taxable value of real property by up to $50,000. It is an ad valorem tax exemption provided by Florida law for qualified residents who own and reside on the property as their permanent residence. Properties that receive the homestead exemption qualify under the “Save Our Homes” Amendment and may realize additional benefits. When you go to the office to file, don’t forget to bring:

Proof of Ownership

Proof of Florida residency

Your Social Security number

A permanent visa card (for resident aliens)

Other Exemptions Include:

Widowed: $500. off Taxable Value
Disabled (Civillian): $500. off Taxable Value
Disabled Veteran (<100%): $5,000. off Taxable Value
Disabled Veteran (100%):  100% Exemption

Where to go:

Mailing Address & Sarasota Office Location:
Jim Todora, MAI, CAE
Sarasota County Property Appraiser Terrace Building
2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237

Venice Office Location:
South County Administration Building
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293

Telephone Numbers:
(941) 861-8200
Fax (941) 861-8260
TDD NUMBER (941) 861-8235