Intention 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:
(1) A formal declaration of domicile by the applicant recorded in the public records
of the county in which the exemption is being sought.
(2) Evidence of the location where the applicant's dependent children are registered
(3) The place of employment of the applicant.
(4) The previous permanent residency by the applicant in a state other than Florida
or in another country and the date non-Florida residency was terminated.
(5) Proof 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.
(6) A valid Florida driver license issued under s. 322.18 or a valid Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051 and evidence of relinquishment of driver licenses from any other states.
(7) Issuance of a Florida license tag on any motor vehicle owned by the applicant.
(8) The address as listed on federal income tax returns filed by the applicant.
(9) The location where the applicant's bank statements and checking accounts are registered.
(10) Proof of payment for utilities at the property for which permanent residency
is being claimed.
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