The State of Florida allows a property tax exemption of $50,000 for a home. This exemption is allowed only on your primary residence. You can file for homestead exemption from January 1 to March 1 at the Bay County Property Appraiser's Office located at 860 W. 11th St. 32401. When you file for homestead exemption you must provide a copy of your recorded property Deed, Driver's License, Social Security Card and Voter Registration Card. For more information about applying for homestead exemption, call the Bay County Property Appraiser's Office. The phone number is 850-248-8410.