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Question about Homestead Exemption

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I have obtained a job(for as long as it lasts) in another town rather than the one I live in. I want to move in with a friend in that town, but I will retain my home on which I claim homestead exemption. I plan to retain all my personal possessions in my home and will continue to get my mail at my home address.

Since I'll be working in the new location, I've advised that I can change my address on my drivers license to my friends address where I will be living as long as the job is available to me. I want to do it, however,I don't want to do anything to jeopardize my homestead exemption qualification, butI don't want to do anything improper.

Can you advise me if changing my address on my drivers license will cause a problem with my homestead exemption claim?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 11 years ago.

Homestead Exemptions to property tax are usually administered at the
County level -- the specifics of the regulations can vary however.



This being the case is impossible to give you correct info
regarding your specific situation. However, a quick call to the
County Clerk's Office (in the county in which your home is located)
should provide you with the information you seek.



Also, a phone call to your local Department Of Motor Vehicles Office
should let you know whether you are even obligated to change the
address on your Driver's License in this situation -- so, perhaps you
should make that call first.



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Good Luck!



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