Declaration of Domicile

A Declaration of Domicile proves residency in Broward County, Florida. It is often used to enroll children or college students in school, to establish eligibility for Homestead Exemption, or as the first step toward establishing legal residence in Florida.

You can obtain a Declaration of Domicile form at the Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, Broward County Governmental Center Room 114, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, or download a form online. Completed forms must be signed and notarized in the presence of the notary, then mailed or brought into the office in person.

Each person signing the document must appear in front of the notary. Each person must present proof of identity with a picture, such as a Florida Driver's License, passport or state-issued identification card. Resident aliens must have permanent green cards.

The fee for recording a Declaration of Domicile is $10, if the document is notarized before it is brought in. There is an additional fee of $10 per name for each name notarized by the Records, Taxes and Treasury Division.

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