eLaws of Florida

  SECTION 196.015. Permanent residency; factual determination by property appraiser.  

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  • 1Intention to establish a permanent residence in this state is a factual determination to be made, in the first instance, by the property appraiser. Although any one factor is not conclusive of the establishment or nonestablishment of permanent residence, the following are relevant factors that may be considered by the property appraiser in making his or her determination as to the intent of a person claiming a homestead exemption to establish a permanent residence in this state:
    78(1) 79A formal declaration of domicile by the applicant recorded in the public records of the county in which the exemption is being sought.
    102(2) 103Evidence of the location where the applicant’s dependent children are registered for school.
    116(3) 117The place of employment of the applicant.
    124(4) 125The previous permanent residency by the applicant in a state other than Florida or in another country and the date non-Florida residency was terminated.
    149(5) 150Proof of voter registration in this state with the voter information card address of the applicant, or other official correspondence from the supervisor of elections providing proof of voter registration, matching the address of the physical location where the exemption is being sought.
    193(6) 194A valid Florida driver license issued under s. 202322.18 203or a valid Florida identification card issued under s. 212322.051 213and evidence of relinquishment of driver licenses from any other states.
    224(7) 225Issuance of a Florida license tag on any motor vehicle owned by the applicant.
    239(8) 240The address as listed on federal income tax returns filed by the applicant.
    253(9) 254The location where the applicant’s bank statements and checking accounts are registered.
    266(10) 267Proof of payment for utilities at the property for which permanent residency is being claimed.
History.-s. 2, ch. 81-219; s. 990, ch. 95-147; s. 8, ch. 2006-312; s. 3, ch. 2009-135.

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