Declaration of Domicile

Florida Statute §222.17 states that a person can show intent to maintain a Florida residence as a permanent home by filing a sworn Declaration of Domicile with the clerk of the circuit court.

The application is available online , at any of the district courts or at the County Recorder's Office located at: 

The fees are payable to Clerk of Courts by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), Money Order, Cashiers Check, or cash. Checks are not accepted.

Requirements:

  • Identification, if resident alien green card number must be placed on the form. For naturalized citizens, the certificate number must be on the form.
  • $10.00 recording fee
  • Additional $3.00 for a certified copy
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope must be provided in person or by mail.
  • The application should either be notarized prior to submission to the County Recorder's Office or it may be certified by the Deputy Clerk for an additional $3.50 fee.  Certification by Deputy Clerk will require identification. 

The turnaround time should be approximately two weeks to receive it back after sending it to the recorders office.