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Materials are provided "AS-IS." We do not give any express or implied warranties of merchantability, suitability or completeness of any of the materials for your particular needs. The materials are used at your own risk. In no event will Florida Homestead Services, its agents, partners or affiliates be responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of these materials. An attorney should be consulted for all serious legal matters.
THIS WEB SITE, INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS OFFERED BY FLORIDA HOMESTEAD SERVICES, LLC IS AN ADVERTISEMENT OF SERVICES AND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE. FLORIDA HOMESTEAD SERVICES, LLC IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY, STATE AGENCY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY OR ANY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER. CLAIMING A HOMESTEAD DOES NOT PROTECT YOUR HOME AGAINST FORCED SALE BY ANY AND ALL CREDITORS. THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROTECTIONS OF HOMESTEAD PROPERTY AFFORDED BY LAW. THE PRODUCT(S), INFORMATION AND SERVICE(S) OFFERED BY FLORIDA HOMESTEAD SERVICES, LLC IS AN ADVERTISEMENT OF SERVICES INCLUDING TYPING AND FILING SERVICES, AND GUARANTEES NO PARTICULAR RESULT(S). ANY DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED IS NOT AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITY UNLESS PROVIDED FOR BY ANY PARTICULAR AGENCY WHICH MAY INCLUDE A DOCUMENT NUMBER(S) IN ADDITION TO ASSOCIATED ADMINISTRATIVE CODE REFERENCE(S). EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF FLORIDA HOMESTEAD SERVICES MAY NOT BE ATTORNEYS LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND AS SUCH MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE AND ANY AND ALL CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED FOR SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE.
Protecting your confidential information is important to us.
State and federal laws require us to keep your information safe.
We have procedures and safeguards in place to protect your information.
The confidential information we collect is used by us to provide our services.
Confidential information includes:
Social Security number
...and much more!
By law, we share some information with state or local government agencies in the state. They must follow the same strict privacy requirements that we follow. We are also required by law to release some information to the state and its government jurisdictions in order to process your case. When this happens the information in the file may be open to the public such as e-mail addresses, if it is not exempt.
Tell us if you are afraid of providing sensitive information electronically. We have safeguards to protect your information.
We will never send you an email or text message asking for your personal information. If you get an email, text message, or pop-up message asking for personal information, do not reply or call any phone number given, even if it looks like we sent it. Call us at 1-954-252-9111 if you get these types of requests.
Authorization to Release Confidential Information
We will not give your information to anyone unless you allow us to. If you want to allow someone to get information about your case, you need to complete a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Form Fill out and print the form and mail it to us, or E-Mail the form to our office. The form requires your signature.
Nondisclosure – safeguard for limited release of certain information
For service purposes, we share certain information such as: Name, address, social security numbers, phone number, voter information, vehicle information, driver license, date of birth, immigration status, and employer among other information required by law with other state and local government agencies in order to obtain any tax or exemption benefit on your behalf.
To get more information or a copy of the form call us or e-mail us.
Electronic Signature Disclosure
Florida statutes (Chapter 668) permit the use of electronic signatures. This allows your typed name that is provided to be used on any application to any government agency or any agent as your legal signature. Even though your name is typed, it has the same legal force and effect as if it is a handwritten signature. An applicant giving false answers in any electronic application or document utilized by any government agency, is subject to the same penalties of perjury under the law as if you signed the application by hand.
You must understand that you shall be required to furnish certain personal and confidential information to an agent and/or the local county Property Appraiser, and/or the Clerk of the Court, for the purpose of determining that you are a permanent resident as defined in s. 196.012(17) and entitled to any statutory exemption. Such information may include, but will not necessarily be limited to the factors enumerated in s. 196.015.
Section 196.131 (2), Florida Statutes provides that any person who knowingly and willfully gives false information for the purpose of claiming homestead or any other statutory exemption is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
Also see, sec. 837.06 False official statements.— Whoever knowingly makes a false statement in writing with the intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his official duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 837.06, Florida Statutes.
By providing your name as an electronic signature, you hereby state that you have read and understand the above statute, statements and any questions asked within any application provided for, and that they are true, complete and correct under penalty of perjury.
*Florida Homestead Services will not participate in any fraud or fraudulent practices by clients and will disclose any fraud to the local county property appraiser or agency*