Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

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 , or at the County Recorder's Office located at: 

If paying in person at Courthouse East the fees are payable to the Clerk of Courts by credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express), with a government issued identification, Money Order, Cashiers Check, or cash. Personal or Company checks are not accepted.  If submitting by mail, only Money Orders or Cashiers checks are accepted.


  • 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 must be notarized prior to submission to the County Recorder's Office. 

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