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North Carolina Homestead Exemptions

Exemption: Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $35,000 (husband and wife may double) ($60,000 if 65 or older and spouse is deceased); up to $5,000 of unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property

Citation: Stat. - N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1C-1601 (a)(1),(2)

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1C-1601 (a)(1),(2):
1C-1601. What property exempt; waiver; exceptions

Text of section eff. Jan. 1, 2006.

(a) Exempt property. -- Each individual, resident of this State, who is a debtor is entitled to retain free of the enforcement of the claims of creditors:

(1) The debtor's aggregate interest, not to exceed eighteen thousand five hundred dollars ($18,500) in value, in real property or personal property that the debtor or a dependent of the debtor uses as a residence, in a cooperative that owns property that the debtor or a dependent of the debtor uses as a residence, or in a burial plot for the debtor or a dependent of the debtor; however, an unmarried debtor who is 65 years of age or older is entitled to
retain an aggregate interest in the property not to exceed thirty-seven thousand dollars ($37,000) in value so long as the property was previously owned by the debtor as a tenant by the entireties or as a joint tenant with rights of survivorship and the former co-owner of the property is deceased.
(2) The debtor's aggregate interest in any property, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) in value of any unused exemption amount to which the debtor is entitled under subdivision (1) of this subsection.
(3) The debtor's interest, not to exceed three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) in value, in one motor vehicle.
(4) The debtor's aggregate interest, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) in value for the debtor plus one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each dependent of the debtor, not to exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000) total for dependents, in household furnishings, household goods, wearing apparel, appliances, books, animals, crops, or musical instruments, that are held primarily for the personal, family, or household use of the debtor or a dependent of the debtor.
(5) The debtor's aggregate interest, not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) in value, in any implements, professional books, or tools of the trade of the debtor or the trade of a dependent of the debtor.
(6) Life insurance as provided in Article X, Section 5 of the Constitution
of North Carolina.
(7) Professionally prescribed health aids for the debtor or a dependent of the debtor.
(8) Compensation for personal injury, including compensation from private disability policies or annuities, or compensation for the death of a person upon whom the debtor was dependent for support, but such compensation is not exempt from claims for funeral, legal, medical, dental, hospital, and health care charges related to the accident or injury giving rise to the compensation.
(9) Individual retirement plans as defined in the Internal Revenue Code and any plan treated in the same manner as an individual retirement plan under the Internal Revenue Code, including individual retirement accounts and Roth retirement accounts as described in section 408(a) and section 408A of the Internal Revenue Code, individual retirement annuities as described in section 408(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, and accounts established as part of a trust described in section 408(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(10) Funds in a college savings plan qualified under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, not to exceed a cumulative limit of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), but excluding any funds placed in a college savings plan account within the preceding 12 months (except to the extent any of the contributions were made in the ordinary course of the debtor's financial
affairs and were consistent with the debtor's past pattern of contributions) and only to the extent that the funds are for a child of the debtor and will actually be used for the child's college or university expenses.
(11) Retirement benefits under the retirement plans of other states and governmental units of other states, to the extent that these benefits are exempt under the laws of the state or governmental unit under which the benefit plan is established.
(12) Alimony, support, separate maintenance, and child support payments or funds that have been received or to which the debtor is entitled, to the extent the payments or funds are reasonably necessary for the support of the debtor or any dependent of the debtor.

(b) Definitions. -- As used in this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Internal Revenue Code" means Code as defined in G.S. 105-228.90.
(2) "Value" means fair market value of an individual's interest in property, less valid liens superior to the judgment lien sought to be enforced.

(c) Waiver. -- The exemptions provided in this Article cannot be waived except by:

(1) Transfer of property allocated as exempt (and in that event only as to the specific property transferred);
(2) Written waiver, after judgment, approved by the clerk or district court judge. The clerk or district court judge must find that the waiver is made freely, voluntarily, and with full knowledge of the debtor's rights to exemptions and that he is not required to waive them; or
(3) Failure to assert the exemption after notice to do so pursuant to G.S. 1C-1603. The clerk or district court judge may relieve such a waiver made by reason of mistake, surprise or excusable neglect, to the extent that the rights of innocent third parties are not affected.

(d) Recent purchases. -- The exemptions provided in subdivisions (2), (3), (4), and (5) of subsection (a) of this section are inapplicable with respect to tangible personal property purchased by the debtor less than 90 days preceding the initiation of judgment collection proceedings or the filing of a petition for bankruptcy, unless the purchase of the property is directly traceable to the liquidation or conversion of property that may be exempt and no additional property was transferred into or used to acquire the replacement property.

(e) Exceptions. -- The exemptions provided in this Article are inapplicable to claims:

(1) Of the United States or its agencies as provided by federal law;
(2) Of the State or its subdivisions for taxes, appearance bonds or fiduciary bonds;
(3) Of lien by a laborer for work done and performed for the person claiming the exemption, but only as to the specific property affected;
(4) Of lien by a mechanic for work done on the premises, but only as to the specific property affected;
(5) For payment of obligations contracted for the purchase of the specific real property affected;
(6) Repealed by Session Laws 1981 (Regular Session, 1982), c. 1224, s. 6, effective September 1, 1982;
(7) For contractual security interests in the specific property affected; provided, that the exemptions shall apply to the debtor's household goods notwithstanding any contract for a nonpossessory, nonpurchase money security interest in any such goods;
(8) For statutory liens, on the specific property affected, other than judicial
liens;
(9) For child support, alimony or distributive award order pursuant to Chapter 50 of the General Statutes;
(10) For criminal restitution orders docketed as civil judgments pursuant to G.S. 15A-1340.38.

(f) Federal Bankruptcy Code. -- The exemptions provided in The Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. � 522(d), are not applicable to residents of this State. The exemptions provided by this Article and by other statutory or common law of this State shall apply for purposes of The Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. � 522(b).

(g) Effect of exemptions. -- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a creditor shall not obtain possession of a debtor's household goods and furnishings in which the creditor holds a nonpossessory, nonpurchase money security interest until the creditor has fully complied with the procedures required by G.S. 1C-1603.
Last Amended: 2013
2013

Added by Laws 1981, c. 490, � 1. Amended by Laws 1981 (Reg. Sess. 1982), c. 1224, �� 1 to 7, 20; Laws 1991, c. 506, � 1; Laws 1995, c. 250, � 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; S.L. 1998-212, � 19.4(j), eff. July 1, 1999; S.L. 1999-337, � 2, eff. July 22, 1999; S.L. 2005-401, � 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; S.L. 2009-417, � 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2009; S.L. 2013-91, � 3(a), eff. June 12, 2013.
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  • Alaska Stat. § 09.38.010 (a) - $72,900 (joint owners may each claim a portion, but total can't exceed $72,900)
  • Alaska Admin. Code tit. 8, § 95.030 (a) - $72,900 (joint owners may each claim a portion, but total can't exceed $72,900)
  • Ala. Code § 6-10-2 - Real property or mobile home to $16,450 (Increased to $16,450 on April 1, 2021); property cannot exceed 160 acres (husband & wife may double)
  • Ala. Code § 6-10-20 - Must record homestead declaration before attempted sale of home
  • Ala. Code § 6-10-4 - Real property or mobile home to $16,450 (Increased to $16,450 on April 1, 2021); property cannot exceed 160 acres (husband & wife may double)
  • Ark. Const. Art. 9, § 3 - 1. For married person or head of family: unlimited exemption on real or personal property used as residence to 1/4 acre in city, town, or village, or 80 acres elsewhere; if property is between 1/4—1 acre in city, town, or village, or 80-160 acres elsewhere, additional limit is $2,500; homestead may not exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Ark. Const. Art. 9, § 4 - 1. For married person or head of family: unlimited exemption on real or personal property used as residence to 1/4 acre in city, town, or village, or 80 acres elsewhere; if property is between 1/4—1 acre in city, town, or village, or 80-160 acres elsewhere, additional limit is $2,500; homestead may not exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Ark. Const. Art. 9, § 5 - 1. For married person or head of family: unlimited exemption on real or personal property used as residence to 1/4 acre in city, town, or village, or 80 acres elsewhere; if property is between 1/4—1 acre in city, town, or village, or 80-160 acres elsewhere, additional limit is $2,500; homestead may not exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Ark. Code Ann. § 16-66-210 - 1. For married person or head of family: unlimited exemption on real or personal property used as residence to 1/4 acre in city, town, or village, or 80 acres elsewhere; if property is between 1/4—1 acre in city, town, or village, or 80-160 acres elsewhere, additional limit is $2,500; homestead may not exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Ark. Code Ann. § 16-66-218 (b)(3), (4) - 1. For married person or head of family: unlimited exemption on real or personal property used as residence to 1/4 acre in city, town, or village, or 80 acres elsewhere; if property is between 1/4—1 acre in city, town, or village, or 80-160 acres elsewhere, additional limit is $2,500; homestead may not exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • In re Stevens, 829 F.2d 693 (8th Cir. 1987) - 1. For married person or head of family: unlimited exemption on real or personal property used as residence to 1/4 acre in city, town, or village, or 80 acres elsewhere; if property is between 1/4—1 acre in city, town, or village, or 80-160 acres elsewhere, additional limit is $2,500; homestead may not exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Ark. Code Ann. § 16-66-218 (a)(1) - 2. Real or personal property used as residence to $800 if single; $1,250 if married
  • Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1101 (A) - Real property, an apartment, or mobile home you occupy to $150,000; sale proceeds exempt 18 months after sale or until new home purchased, whichever occurs first (husband & wife may not double)
  • Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1102 - May record homestead declaration to clarify which one of multiple eligible parcels is being claimed as homestead
  • In re Talmadge, 832 F.2d 1120 (9th Cir 1987) - Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $31,950; unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 704.710 - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 704.720 - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 704.730 - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • In re McFall, 112 B.R. 336 (9th Cir. B.A.P. 1990) - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 704.920 - May file homestead declaration to protect exemption amount from attachment of judicial liens and to protect proceeds of voluntary sale for 6 months.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 704.950 - May file homestead declaration to protect exemption amount from attachment of judicial liens and to protect proceeds of voluntary sale for 6 months.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 704.960 - May file homestead declaration to protect exemption amount from attachment of judicial liens and to protect proceeds of voluntary sale for 6 months.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 703.150 (c) - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 703.140 (b)(1) - Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $31,950; unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. 38-41-204 - Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-41-201 - Real property, mobile home, manufactured home, or house trailer you occupy to $75,000; $105,000 if owner, spouse, or dependent is disabled or age 60 or older; sale proceeds exempt 2 years after received (husband & wife may double)
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-41-201.6 - Real property, mobile home, manufactured home, or house trailer you occupy to $75,000; $105,000 if owner, spouse, or dependent is disabled or age 60 or older; sale proceeds exempt 2 years after received (husband & wife may double)
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-41-203 - Real property, mobile home, manufactured home, or house trailer you occupy to $75,000; $105,000 if owner, spouse, or dependent is disabled or age 60 or older; sale proceeds exempt 2 years after received (husband & wife may double)
  • Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-41-207 - Real property, mobile home, manufactured home, or house trailer you occupy to $75,000; $105,000 if owner, spouse, or dependent is disabled or age 60 or older; sale proceeds exempt 2 years after received (husband & wife may double)
  • In re Pastrana, 216 B.R. 948 (Colo. 1998) - Real property, mobile home, manufactured home, or house trailer you occupy to $75,000; $105,000 if owner, spouse, or dependent is disabled or age 60 or older; sale proceeds exempt 2 years after received (husband & wife may double)
  • Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-352a (e) - Real property, co-op, including mobile or manufactured home, to $250,000. (Effective October 1, 2021. See: PA 21-161—HB 6466)
  • Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-352b (t) - Real property, co-op, including mobile or manufactured home, to $250,000. (Effective October 1, 2021. See: PA 21-161—HB 6466)
  • D.C. Code Ann. § 15-501 (a)(14) - Any property used as a residence or co-op that debtor or debtor's dependent uses as a residence
  • In re Hovatter, 25 B.R. 123 (D. Del.Bankr. 1982) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Del. Code Ann. tit. 10, § 4914 (c)(1) - Equity in real property or equity in a manufactured home that is debtors principal residence not to exceed $125,000. (joint filers may not double)
  • In re Kelley, 361 B.R. 629 (D.Del 2004) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Fla. Stat. Ann. § 222.01 - Real or personal property including mobile or modular home to unlimited value; cannot exceed half acre in municipality or 160 acres elsewhere; spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption (husband & wife may double)
  • Fla. Stat. Ann. § 222.02 - Real or personal property including mobile or modular home to unlimited value; cannot exceed half acre in municipality or 160 acres elsewhere; spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption (husband & wife may double)
  • Fla. Stat. Ann. § 222.03 - Real or personal property including mobile or modular home to unlimited value; cannot exceed half acre in municipality or 160 acres elsewhere; spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption (husband & wife may double)
  • Fla. Stat. Ann. § 222.05 - Real or personal property including mobile or modular home to unlimited value; cannot exceed half acre in municipality or 160 acres elsewhere; spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption (husband & wife may double)
  • Fla. Const. Art.10, 4 - Real or personal property including mobile or modular home to unlimited value; cannot exceed half acre in municipality or 160 acres elsewhere; spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption (husband & wife may double)
  • In re Colwell, 196 F.3d 1225 (11th Cir. 1999) - Real or personal property including mobile or modular home to unlimited value; cannot exceed half acre in municipality or 160 acres elsewhere; spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption (husband & wife may double)
  • Fla. Stat. Ann. § 222.01 - May file homestead declaration
  • Havoco of America, Ltd. v. Hill, 197 F.3d 1135 (11th Cir Fla. 1999) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • In re Taylor, 320 B.R. 214 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Ga., 2005) - Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $21,500 ($43,000 if married, and the property is solely owned by one spouse); up to $5,000 of unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property
  • Ga. Code Ann. § 44-13-100 (a)(1); - Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $21,500 ($43,000 if married, and the property is solely owned by one spouse); up to $5,000 of unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property
  • Ga. Code Ann. § 44-13-100 (a)(6) - Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $21,500 ($43,000 if married, and the property is solely owned by one spouse); up to $5,000 of unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property
  • Haw. Rev. Stat. § 651-93 - Head of family or over 65 to $30,000; all others to $20,000; property cannot exceed 1 acre; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Haw. Rev. Stat. § 651-91 - Head of family or over 65 to $30,000; all others to $20,000; property cannot exceed 1 acre; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Haw. Rev. Stat. § 651-92 - Head of family or over 65 to $30,000; all others to $20,000; property cannot exceed 1 acre; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Haw. Rev. Stat. § 651-96 - Head of family or over 65 to $30,000; all others to $20,000; property cannot exceed 1 acre; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Iowa Code § 561.4 - May record homestead declaration
  • Iowa Code § 499A.18 - Real property or an apartment to an unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1/2 acre in town or city, 40 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Iowa Code § 561.2 - Real property or an apartment to an unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1/2 acre in town or city, 40 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Iowa Code § 561.16 - Real property or an apartment to an unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1/2 acre in town or city, 40 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Idaho Code § 55-1004 - Must record homestead exemption for property that is not yet occupied
  • Idaho Code § 55-1001 - Real property or mobile home to $175,000*; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months (husband and wife may not double) (* increased from $100,000 - March 2020)
  • Idaho Code § 55-1003 - Real property or mobile home to $175,000*; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months (husband and wife may not double) (* increased from $100,000 - March 2020)
  • Idaho Code § 55-1113 - Real property or mobile home to $175,000*; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months (husband and wife may not double) (* increased from $100,000 - March 2020)
  • 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/12-902 - Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption
  • 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/12-901 - Real or personal property including a farm, lot, & buildings, condo, co-op, or mobile home to $15,000 (husband and wife may double); sale proceeds exempt for 1 year
  • 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/12-906 - Real or personal property including a farm, lot, & buildings, condo, co-op, or mobile home to $15,000 (husband and wife may double); sale proceeds exempt for 1 year
  • Ind. Code Ann. § 34-55-10-2.5 - Real or personal property used as residence to $22,750* (husband and wife may double); (*adjusted for inflation every six years)
  • Ind. Code Ann. § 34-55-10-2 (c)(5) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts incurred by only one spouse
  • Ind. Code Ann. § 34-55-10-2 (c)(1) - Real or personal property used as residence to $22,750* (husband and wife may double); (*adjusted for inflation every six years)
  • Ind. Code Ann. § 34-55-10-2 (c) - Real or personal property used as residence to $22,750* (husband and wife may double); (*adjusted for inflation every six years)
  • Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-2301 - Real property or mobile home you occupy or intend to occupy to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or city, 160 acres on farm. (New in 2011: If existing homestead land is annexed by city, homestead retains its prior protection despite annexation.)
  • Kan. Const. art. 15 § 9 - Real property or mobile home you occupy or intend to occupy to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or city, 160 acres on farm. (New in 2011: If existing homestead land is annexed by city, homestead retains its prior protection despite annexation.)
  • Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 427.090 - Real or personal property used as residence to $5,000; sale proceeds exempt
  • Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 427.060 - Real or personal property used as residence to $5,000; sale proceeds exempt
  • La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 20:1 (A)(1),(2),(3) - Property you occupy to $35,000 (if debt is result of catastrophic or terminal illness or injury, limit is full value of property as of 1 year before filing); cannot exceed 5 acres in city or town, 200 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13:3881 - Disaster relief insurance proceeds for exempt property
  • La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 20:1 (B) - Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption; spouse given home in divorce gets homestead
  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 188, § 1 - Automatic homestead $125,000; "Declared homestead" to $500,000 for property you occupy or intend to occupy (including mobile home); (co-owners may not double) (special rules if over 62 or disabled, may double to 1,000,00).
  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 188, § 2 - Automatic homestead $125,000; "Declared homestead" to $500,000 for property you occupy or intend to occupy (including mobile home); (co-owners may not double) (special rules if over 62 or disabled, may double to 1,000,00).
  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 188, § 5 - Automatic homestead $125,000; "Declared homestead" to $500,000 for property you occupy or intend to occupy (including mobile home); (co-owners may not double) (special rules if over 62 or disabled, may double to 1,000,00).
  • In re Peirce, 467 B.R. 260 (Bankr.D.Minn. 2012) - Automatic homestead $125,000; "Declared homestead" to $500,000 for property you occupy or intend to occupy (including mobile home); (co-owners may not double) (special rules if over 62 or disabled, may double to 1,000,00).
  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 188, § 2 - Special rules for elderly and disabled.
  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 188, § 7 - Spouse or children of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption
  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 209, § 1 - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debt for non-necessity owed by only one spouse.
  • In re Birney, 200 F.3d 225 (4th Cir. 1999) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety is exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Md. Code Ann., [Cts. & Jud. Proc.] § 11-504 (f) - Owner occupied residential property or condo or co-op or or a manufactured home that has been converted to real property pursuant to Real Property § 8B-201, to $27,900 (husband and wife may not double), can only be claimed once every 8 years. (Note:Maryland homestead cap is equal to the Federal inflation-adjusted homestead amount, as of April 1, 2022, adjusted for inflation every 3 years.)
  • Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422 (1) - Real or personal property (including cooperative) used as residence to $80,00; if debtor has minor dependents in residence, to $160,000; if debtor over age 60 or physically or mentally disabled, $160,000 (joint debtors in this category may double); proceeds of sale exempt for six months
  • In re Lindstrom, 331 B.R. 267 (E.D. Mich. 2006) - Real property including condo to $40,475, $60,725 if 65 or older or disabled; property cannot exceed 1 lot in town, village, city, or 40 acres elsewhere; spouse or children of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption. Spouses or unmarried co-owners may not double.
  • Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5451 (1)(m) - Real property including condo to $40,475, $60,725 if 65 or older or disabled; property cannot exceed 1 lot in town, village, city, or 40 acres elsewhere; spouse or children of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption. Spouses or unmarried co-owners may not double.
  • Vinson v. Dakmak, 347 B.R. 620 (E.D. Mich 2006) - Real property including condo to $40,475, $60,725 if 65 or older or disabled; property cannot exceed 1 lot in town, village, city, or 40 acres elsewhere; spouse or children of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption. Spouses or unmarried co-owners may not double.
  • In re Tveten, 402 N.W.2d 551 (Minn 1987) - Only reasonable amount may be exempted.
  • In re Medill, 119 B.R. 685 (D.Minn 1990) - Only reasonable amount may be exempted.
  • Minn. Stat. Ann. § 510.01 - Home and land on which it is situated to $450,000; if homestead is used for agricultural purposes, $1,125,000; cannot exceed 1/2 acre in city, 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Minn. Stat. Ann. § 510.02 - Home and land on which it is situated to $450,000; if homestead is used for agricultural purposes, $1,125,000; cannot exceed 1/2 acre in city, 160 acres elsewhere (husband & wife may not double)
  • Minn. Stat. Ann. § 550.37 subd. 12 - Manufactured home to an unlimited value
  • In re Eads, 271 B.R. 371 (Bkrtcy. W.D. Mo. 2002) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Mo. Rev. Stat. § 513.430 1.(6) - Real property to $15,000 or mobile home to $5,000 (joint owners may not double)
  • Mo. Rev. Stat. § 513.475 - Real property to $15,000 or mobile home to $5,000 (joint owners may not double)
  • In re Smith,, 254 B.R. 751 (W.D. Mo. 2000) - Real property to $15,000 or mobile home to $5,000 (joint owners may not double)
  • In re Hurd, 441 BR 116 (BAP 8th Cir 2010) - Real property to $15,000 or mobile home to $5,000 (joint owners may not double)
  • Miss. Code Ann. § 85-3-1 (b)(i) - Property you own & occupy to $75,000; if over 60 and married or widowed may claim a former residence; property cannot exceed 160 acres; sale proceeds exempt
  • Miss. Code Ann. § 85-3-21 - Property you own & occupy to $75,000; if over 60 and married or widowed may claim a former residence; property cannot exceed 160 acres; sale proceeds exempt
  • Miss. Code Ann. § 85-3-23 - Property you own & occupy to $75,000; if over 60 and married or widowed may claim a former residence; property cannot exceed 160 acres; sale proceeds exempt
  • In re Cobbins, 234 B.R. 882 (S.D. Miss. 1999) - Mobile home does not qualify as homestead unless you own land on which it is located (see personal property)
  • Miss. Code Ann. § 85-3-27 - May file homestead declaration
  • Miss. Code Ann. § 85-3-31 - May file homestead declaration
  • Mont. Code Ann. § 70-32-105 - Must record homestead declaration before filing for bankruptcy
  • Mont. Code Ann. 25-13-615 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $350,000; sale, condemnation, or insurance proceeds exempt for 18 months
  • Mont. Code Ann. § 70-32-104 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $350,000; sale, condemnation, or insurance proceeds exempt for 18 months
  • Mont. Code Ann. 70-32-201 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $350,000; sale, condemnation, or insurance proceeds exempt for 18 months
  • Mont. Code Ann. 70-32-213 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $350,000; sale, condemnation, or insurance proceeds exempt for 18 months
  • Mont. Code Ann. § 70-32-105 - Must record homestead declaration before filing for bankruptcy
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1C-1601 (a)(1),(2) - Real or personal property, including co-op, used as residence to $35,000 (husband and wife may double) ($60,000 if 65 or older and spouse is deceased); up to $5,000 of unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property
  • In re Chandler, 148 B.R. 13 (E.D. N.C. 1992) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • N.D. Cent. Code § 28-22-02 ) - Real property, house trailer, or mobile home to $100,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • N.D. Cent. Code § 47-18-01 - Real property, house trailer, or mobile home to $100,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-1556 - $60,000 for head of family or unmarried person age 65 or older; cannot exceed 2 lots in city or village, 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Neb. Rev. Stat. § 40-111 - $60,000 for head of family or unmarried person age 65 or older; cannot exceed 2 lots in city or village, 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Neb. Rev. Stat. § 40-113 - $60,000 for head of family or unmarried person age 65 or older; cannot exceed 2 lots in city or village, 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • Neb. Rev. Stat. § 40-105 - May record homestead declaration
  • N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 480:1 - Real property or manufactured housing (and the land it's on if you own it) to $120,000
  • Freda v. Commercial Trust Co. of New Jersey, 570 A.2d 409 (N.J. 1990) - None, but survivorship interest of a spouse in property held as tenancy by the entirety is exempt from creditors of a single spouse
  • N.M. Stat. Ann. § 42-10-9 - $60,000 (joint owners may double)
  • Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 115.020 - Must record homestead declaration before filing for bankruptcy
  • In re Lennox, 58 B.R. 104 (D. Nev. 1986) - Real property or mobile home to $605,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 115.020 - Real property or mobile home to $605,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 115.005 - Real property or mobile home to $605,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 115.010 - Real property or mobile home to $605,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 21.090 (1)(m) - Real property or mobile home to $605,000 (husband & wife may not double)
  • In re Pearl, 723 F.2d 193 (2nd Cir. 1983) - Real property including co-op, condo, or mobile home, to $179,975 for the counties of Kings, New York, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam; $149.975 for the counties of Dutchess, Albany, Columbia, Orange, Saratoga, and Ulster; $89,975 for the remaining counties in the state. (husband & wife may double)
  • N.Y. CPLR § 5206 (a) - Real property including co-op, condo, or mobile home, to $179,975 for the counties of Kings, New York, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam; $149.975 for the counties of Dutchess, Albany, Columbia, Orange, Saratoga, and Ulster; $89,975 for the remaining counties in the state. (husband & wife may double)
  • In re Pernus, 143 B.R. 856 (N.D. Ohio 1992) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2329.66 (A)(1)(b) - Real or personal property used as residence to $161,375.
  • 31 Okla. Stat. Ann. § 1 (A)(1) - Real property or manufactured home to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere; $5,000 limit if more than 25% of total sq. ft. area used for business purposes; okay to rent homestead as long as no other residence is acquired
  • 31 Okla. Stat. Ann. § 1 (A)(2) - Real property or manufactured home to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere; $5,000 limit if more than 25% of total sq. ft. area used for business purposes; okay to rent homestead as long as no other residence is acquired
  • 31 Okla. Stat. Ann. § 2 - Real property or manufactured home to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in city, town, or village, or 160 acres elsewhere; $5,000 limit if more than 25% of total sq. ft. area used for business purposes; okay to rent homestead as long as no other residence is acquired
  • Or. Rev. Stat. § 18.395 - Real property, mobile home or houseboat you occupy or intend to occupy to $40,000 ($50,000 for joint owners); property cannot exceed 1 block in town or city or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt 1 year from sale, if you intend to purchase another home
  • Or. Rev. Stat. § 18.402 - Real property, mobile home or houseboat you occupy or intend to occupy to $40,000 ($50,000 for joint owners); property cannot exceed 1 block in town or city or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt 1 year from sale, if you intend to purchase another home
  • Or. Rev. Stat. § 408.440 - Real property of a soldier or sailor during time of war
  • In re Wynn, 369 B.R. 605 (Bankr. D. Or 2007) - Homestead proceeds used for rent count as reinvestment within one year.
  • In re Pletz, 221 F.3d 1114 (9th Cir 2000) - Tenancy by entirety not exempt, but subject to survivorship rights of nondebtor spouse
  • In re Casserino, 379 F.3d 1069 (9th Cir. 2004) - Prepaid rent and security deposits for renter's dwelling
  • In re Martin, 259 B.R. 119 (M.D. Pa. 2001) - None; however, property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-26-4.1 - $500,000 in land & buildings you occupy or intend to occupy as a principal residence
  • S.C. Code Ann. § 15-41-30 (A)(1) - Real property, including co-op, to $59,100 (joint owners to $118,200)
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-1 - Real property to unlimited value or mobile home (larger than 240 sq. ft. at its base and registered in state at least 6 months before filing) to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds to $30,000 ($170,000 if over age 70 or widow or widower who hasn't remarried) exempt for 1 year after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-2 - Real property to unlimited value or mobile home (larger than 240 sq. ft. at its base and registered in state at least 6 months before filing) to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds to $30,000 ($170,000 if over age 70 or widow or widower who hasn't remarried) exempt for 1 year after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-3 - Real property to unlimited value or mobile home (larger than 240 sq. ft. at its base and registered in state at least 6 months before filing) to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds to $30,000 ($170,000 if over age 70 or widow or widower who hasn't remarried) exempt for 1 year after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-4 - Real property to unlimited value or mobile home (larger than 240 sq. ft. at its base and registered in state at least 6 months before filing) to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds to $30,000 ($170,000 if over age 70 or widow or widower who hasn't remarried) exempt for 1 year after sale (husband & wife may not double)
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-5 - (Gold or silver mine, mill, or smelter not exempt)
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-13 - Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption
  • S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 43-31-6 - May file homestead declaration
  • Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-2-301 - $5,000; $7,500 for joint owners; $25,000 if at least one dependent is a minor child. (if 62 or older, 12,500 if single; $20,000 if married; $25,000 if spouse is also 62 or older)
  • In re Arango, 136 B.R. 740 (Bankr.E.D.Tenn. 1992) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse In re Arango, 136 B.R. 740 aff'd, 992 F.2d 611 (6th Cir. 1993)
  • In re Arango, 992 F.2d 611 (6th Cir. 1993) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse In re Arango, 136 B.R. 740 aff'd, 992 F.2d 611 (6th Cir. 1993)
  • In re Arwood, 289 B.R. 889 (Bankr.E.D.Tenn. 2003) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse In re Arango, 136 B.R. 740 aff'd, 992 F.2d 611 (6th Cir. 1993)
  • In re Hogue, 286 S.W.3d 890 (S.Ct.Tenn 2009) - $5,000; $7,500 for joint owners; $25,000 if at least one dependent is a minor child. (if 62 or older, 12,500 if single; $20,000 if married; $25,000 if spouse is also 62 or older)
  • Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-2-302 - $5,000; $7,500 for joint owners; $25,000 if at least one dependent is a minor child. (if 62 or older, 12,500 if single; $20,000 if married; $25,000 if spouse is also 62 or older)
  • Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-2-303 - 2—15 year lease
  • Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-2-301 - Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.023 - Must file homestead declaration, or court will file it for you and charge you for doing so
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.021 - Must file homestead declaration, or court will file it for you and charge you for doing so
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.022 - Must file homestead declaration, or court will file it for you and charge you for doing so
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.005 (f) - Must file homestead declaration, or court will file it for you and charge you for doing so
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.003 - Unlimited; property cannot exceed 10 acres in town, village, city or 100 acres (200 for families) elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (renting okay if another home not acquired, Prop. 41.003)
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.001 - Unlimited; property cannot exceed 10 acres in town, village, city or 100 acres (200 for families) elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (renting okay if another home not acquired, Prop. 41.003)
  • Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 41.002 - Unlimited; property cannot exceed 10 acres in town, village, city or 100 acres (200 for families) elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (renting okay if another home not acquired, Prop. 41.003)
  • Tex. Const. Art. 16, § 50 - Unlimited; property cannot exceed 10 acres in town, village, city or 100 acres (200 for families) elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (renting okay if another home not acquired, Prop. 41.003)
  • Tex. Const. Art. 16, § 51 - Unlimited; property cannot exceed 10 acres in town, village, city or 100 acres (200 for families) elsewhere; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (renting okay if another home not acquired, Prop. 41.003)
  • 11 U.S.C. § 522 (d)(1), (d)(5) - Real property, including co-op or mobile home, or burial plot to $27,900; unused portion of homestead to $13,950 may be applied to any property
  • 25 U.S.C. § 410 - Indian lands or homestead sales or lease proceeds
  • Utah Code Ann. § 78B-5-503 (5)(b) - Sale proceeds exempt for 1 year
  • Utah Code Ann. § 78B-5-504 - Must file homestead declaration before attempted sale of home
  • Utah Code Ann. § 78B-5-503 (1),(2),(4) - Real property, mobile home, or water rights to $42,700 if primary residence; $5,100 if not primary residence (joint owners may double)
  • In re Williams, 104 F.3d 668 (4th Cir 1997) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Va. Code Ann. § 34-4 - $5,000 plus $500 per dependent; rents & profits; sale proceeds exempt to $5,000 (husband & wife may double, unused portion of homestead may be applied to any personal property); if 65 or older, exemption is $10,000, and (as of July 2020) an additional $25,000 if the home is a principal residence
  • Cheeseman v.Nachman,, 656 F.2d 60 (4th Cir. 1981) - $5,000 plus $500 per dependent; rents & profits; sale proceeds exempt to $5,000 (husband & wife may double, unused portion of homestead may be applied to any personal property); if 65 or older, exemption is $10,000, and (as of July 2020) an additional $25,000 if the home is a principal residence
  • Va. Code Ann. § 34-18 - $5,000 plus $500 per dependent; rents & profits; sale proceeds exempt to $5,000 (husband & wife may double, unused portion of homestead may be applied to any personal property); if 65 or older, exemption is $10,000, and (as of July 2020) an additional $25,000 if the home is a principal residence
  • Va. Code Ann. § 34-20 - $5,000 plus $500 per dependent; rents & profits; sale proceeds exempt to $5,000 (husband & wife may double, unused portion of homestead may be applied to any personal property); if 65 or older, exemption is $10,000, and (as of July 2020) an additional $25,000 if the home is a principal residence
  • In re Hoss, 233 B.R. 684 (W.D. Va 1999) - May include mobile home.
  • Va. Code Ann. § 34-6 - Must file homestead declaration before filing for bankruptcy
  • In re Bunker, 312 f.3d 145 (4th Cir 2002) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Va. Code Ann. 64.2-311 - Surviving spouse may claim $15,000; if no surviving spouse, minor children may claim exemption
  • Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 27, § 101 - Real property or mobile home to $125,000; may also claim rents, issues, profits, & out-buildings (husband and wife may not double)
  • In re McQueen, 21 B.R. 736 (D. Ver. 1982) - Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
  • Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 27, § 105 - Spouse of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption
  • D'Avignon v. Palmisano, 34 B.R. 796 (D. Vt. 1982) - Real property or mobile home to $125,000; may also claim rents, issues, profits, & out-buildings (husband and wife may not double)
  • In re Roberge, 307 B.R. 442 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2004) - Real property or mobile home to $125,000; may also claim rents, issues, profits, & out-buildings (husband and wife may not double)
  • Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 6.13.040 - Must record homestead declaration before sale of home if property unimproved or home unoccupied
  • Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 6.13.010 - Real property, manufactured home, or mobile home from to $172,900 to $729,600, depending on county (husband and wife may not double) (S.B. 5408 effective, signed May 12, 2021)
  • Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 6.13.030 - Real property, manufactured home, or mobile home from to $172,900 to $729,600, depending on county (husband and wife may not double) (S.B. 5408 effective, signed May 12, 2021)
  • Wis. Stat. Ann. § 990.01 (14) - Property you occupy or intend to occupy to $75,000, not exceeding 40 acres; sale proceeds exempt for 2 years if you intend to purchase another home (husband & wife's may double)
  • Wis. Stat. Ann. § 815.20 - Property you occupy or intend to occupy to $75,000, not exceeding 40 acres; sale proceeds exempt for 2 years if you intend to purchase another home (husband & wife's may double)
  • W. Va. Code § 38-10-4 (a) - Real or personal property used as residence to $25,000; unused portion of homestead may be applied to any property (husband & wife may double)
  • Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-101 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $20,000 (joint owners may double)
  • Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-102 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $20,000 (joint owners may double)
  • Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-104 - Real property or mobile home you occupy to $20,000 (joint owners may double)
  • Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-103 - Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption