declaration of homestead – a statement filed with the county recorder, describing the property and showing the world that the occupant claims their homestead exemption rights in the property

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declaration of homestead:

1. A statement required to be filed with a state or local authority to prove property ownership in order to claim homestead exemption rights[1]

1. A statement of the fact of claiming a homestead exemption describing the property selected and filed with the county recorder for the purpose of showing the world that the occupants claim their homestead exemption rights in the property.  26 Am J1st home § 90[2]

1. A declaration by a qualified property owner by which the protection of a homestead exemption is effectuated. [3]

Related Terms:

qualified ownership – shared, restricted to a particular use, or limited in the extent of its enjoyment; less than absolute ownership.


See Resources for Homesteaders.


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[1] Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Second Edition Online, “HOMESTEAD”:

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[4]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[5]: A Dictionary of American and English law, with definitions of the Technical Terms fo the Canon and Civil Laws.  Also, containing a full collection of Latin maxims, and citations of by Rapalje, Steward; Lawrence, Robert Linn.  Vol. 1.  


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