MILTON — March 1 is the deadline to apply for property tax exemption, according to Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown.

New homeowners, or homeowners who have never filed, are eligible to receive a property tax exemption of up to $50,000.

"If you own property you use as your primary residence as of Jan. 1, filing for homestead exemption will result in substantial savings on your property taxes," Brown said. "In Santa Rosa County, we offer a safe and convenient online homestead exemption application. To file online, property owners should have received a homestead letter with an assigned control number and PIN within six weeks of their real estate transaction."

Applicants with proper documentation may be eligible for other exemptions including those for seniors, widows and widowers, persons with disabilities, active-duty military, veterans, surviving spouses of first responders, agricultural classifications and historic properties. A complete list of exemptions is available at www.srcpa.org/exemptions.html.

Applicants may file for any exemption at the property appraiser's office at 6495 Caroline St., Suite K in Milton or 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Suite A in Gulf Breeze.

Visit www.srcpa.org or call the property appraiser office, 983-1880, between 8 a.m and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday for more information.