Report Exemption Fraud
Homestead exemption was created as a benefit for homeowners who make Florida their
permanent and legal residence. When someone is receiving an exemption to which he
or she is not entitled, this is fraud.
Homestead fraud is a serious issue that affects every taxpayer. Fraudulent homestead
exemptions steal from every taxpayer who pays for our county services, law enforcement,
schools, libraries, etc. If someone lies to falsely lower his or her own tax bill
by claiming tax savings he or she isn’t entitled to, that means someone else has
to make up the difference. And you guessed it -- that “someone else” is you (and
all of the other law-abiding taxpayers).
If you are aware of anyone who is claiming an exemption on a property that he or
she is not permanently residing in, is rented, vacant or is merely a vacation home,
we urge you to make a report to our office. You may contact this office by
phone, in writing, or by completing the online form below.
Under Florida law, email is public record.
To remain anonymous, DO NOT include your name, address, phone number, email address, or other identifying information
in the form below. You can also Report Exemption Fraud by phone or