Living and Working in Paradise 

Purchasing a new home requires a bit of set-up and if you are new to the area, changing licenses and important documents may be a time consuming.  The information provided helps new homeowners navigate to the information that make this process a little less daunting.  We also provide new homeowners and all clients with recommendations for handymen, contractors, cleaning services, and even suggestions for things to do in the area.  Those recommendations are tailored to specific client needs and based on personal and professional experience.

COLLIER: For New Homeowner information in Collier County, download the New Collier Resident Guide. 

LEE: For New Homeowner information in Lee County, Lee government offers a variety of links specific to Lee residents. Click here. 

Every person who owns a dwelling in the State of Florida and who resides in that dwelling, and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home, is eligible for this exemption. Once granted, you are entitled to a reduction of $25,000 from the assessed value of your dwelling. To qualify you must be a permanent resident of Florida as of January 1, the year you apply for the exemption. Florida law does allow new homestead applications to be filed prior to January 1 of the year the exemption is to be effective. However, pre-filed applications will only be accepted after March 1 of each year for the succeeding year.

Collier County Property Appraiser, Abe Skinner, CFA.
Main Office: 252-8141, 3950 Radio Road, 8-5
Golden Gate: 348-0246, 4715 Golden Gate Parkway, 9-6
North Collier Government Services Center: 252-8141
2335 Orange Blossom Drive, 9-6

New Homeowner Information