Hello Jd.... The answer is Yes, if you are currently homesteaded and nothing has changed as far as your permanent residency in Florida, then you can rent out your home for 4 or 5 months. If you rent your home out 6 months or less, then you also need to collect the 11% tourist tax. I would always check with The Florida Homestead Exemption guidelines if your residency status has changed. I hope that this helps a little.