Notice of Homestead

If a natural person residing in Florida, has a Judgment entered against him for a Debt, and he owns and desires to protect his Homestead, then under Section 222.01(2) of the Florida Statutes, he has a remedy.

Section 222 provides:

When a certified copy of a judgment has been filed in the public records of a county pursuant to chapter 55, a person who is entitled to the benefit of the provisions of the State Constitution exempting real property as homestead and who has a contract to sell or a commitment from a lender for a mortgage on the homestead may file a notice of homestead in the public records of the county in which the homestead is located….


Florida Statute Section 222 continues, and explicitly gives the form of the Notice Of Homestead that the homeowner must use to claim the Homestead Exemption, as against a Judgment Creditor.