How Do We Establish Residency In Florida?

See these sections of the Florida Statutes:

  • Section 222.17 (homestead exemption)
  • Section 1009.21 (residency requirements for tuition and state financial aid for education)
  • Section 196.015
  • Section 372.57

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has information on Florida residency in the “Retirement” section of their website

The Florida Department of Revenue has information in the “new residents” section of their website

See also information from Florida county elections supervisors

See also information from Florida county property appraisers

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