PORTABILITY APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: The attached DR-501T portability application will transfer your Save Our Homes benefit from one Homestead
to a new property -- but it does not
“transfer” your Homestead Exemption to the new property. You must also
submit a separate application for Homestead Exemption for your new property to claim portability
savings. Apply for your new Homestead Exemption online at www.bcpa.net
(click the yellow “FILE ONLINE” box in
the upper left corner) or by visiting one of our offices or outreach events. Please use the instructions below for
correctly completing the portability application.
STEP 1: NEW HOMESTEAD
Provide the name of the person/applicant who has applied for a new Homestead Exemption in Broward County
(additional persons will be listed in Step 3).
Provide the full address of this property (include any apartment or unit number, if applicable).
Provide the Broward County Property (or Parcel) ID number, which is available on our website. If you do not know
this number, simply leave the space blank.
Provide the total number of persons
who own the new property applying for Portability.
STEP 2: PREVIOUS HOMESTEAD
Provide the name of the Florida County you are moving from
(if it is from Broward, please write “Broward”).
Portability is not available to persons moving from another state.
Provide the Property (or Parcel) ID number from your previous county, if you know it. If you do not have this
number, leave this space blank.
Provide the full
address of your previous Homestead property (include any apartment/unit number, if applicable).
Provide the date that you either sold, moved-from, rented, or otherwise no longer used the previous property as
your primary Homesteaded residence. If you have sold this property, check the box for “sold.” If you no longer
use this property as your primary residence, check the box for “no longer used.”
Note: Portability is not available
for any property where you did not receive a Homestead Exemption in one of the prior three years.
STEP 3: CO-APPLICANTS
Step 3 is ONLY for listing the persons who co-owned the previous Homestead property (listed in Step 2) who are
moving to the new property listed in Step 1.
All persons listed in Step 3 are co-applicants and all must sign this Portability Application - Step 5. DO NOT LIST
ANYONE IN THIS SECTION WHO IS NOT
MOVING TO THE NEW PROPERTY.
STEP 4: CO-OWNERS OF THE PREVIOUS PROPERTY NOT
MOVING TO THE NEW PROPERTY.
Step 4 is for listing all co-owners of the previous property not
moving with you to the new property listed in Step 1.
co-owners of the property – whether they still live there or have moved elsewhere.
If any of the co-owners are continuing to reside at the previous property – check the “yes” box to indicate the
persons who are remaining at the previous property.
STEP 5: SIGNATURES
All of the co-applicants must sign and date the application.
SUBMITTING YOUR PORTABILITY APPLICATION TO OUR OFFICE:
Applications may be faxed to our office at: 954-357-6188
Applications may be mailed to our office to: Broward County Property Appraiser, Attn: Customer Service,
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
You may also convert or scan your completed application to a PDF file and email it to our office at
Additional questions? Please contact our Customer Service Division at 954-357-6830.