homestead declaration

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A form filed with the county recorder's office to put on record your right to a homestead exemption. In most states, the homestead exemption is automatic--that is, a homeowner is not required to record a homestead declaration in order to claim the homestead exemption. A few states do require such a recording, however.

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