Time to file your Homestead Exemption!

Written by: Michelle Nelson

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Homestead Exemption Forms need to be submitted by April 30th, 2018

Click Here to download the Homestead Exemption Application Form

 

If you purchased a property last year that is your principal residence, you can now file for your homestead exemption. A Homestead exemption is an application filed with the county appraisal district that removes part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your taxes.

For example, if your home is appraised at $35,000, and you qualify for a $15,000 exemption, you will pay taxes on the home as if it was worth only $20,000.


Effective September 1, 2011, in order to qualify for a residential homestead exemption you must provide the following to the Central Appraisal District when submitting your application:

• Texas Drivers License or State ID Card
The address on your driver’s license or state ID card MUST match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying.

• Vehicle Registration Receipt
The address on your vehicle registration MUST also match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying.
Homeowners who meet certain conditions, such as being more than 65-years-old, a veteran or disabled, may claim additional exemptions.

  

Below you’ll find a list of local Appraisal District’s phone numbers and websites. There are also links to download your districts application form as well as a printable PDF with FAQ’s and .

  

Austin Area:  Download a Printable PDF

  •  Bastrop County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-303-1930 | www.bastropcad.org
  • Blanco County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-868-4013 | www.texascad.com
  • Burnet County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-756-8291 | www.burnet-cad.org
  • Caldwell County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-398-5550 | www.caldwellcad.org
  • Hays County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-268-2522 | www.hayscad.com
  • Lee County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    979-542-9618 | www.lee-cad.org
  • Travis Central Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-834-9138 | www.traviscad.org
  • Williamson County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-930-3787 | www.wcad.org
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     San Antonio Area: Download a Printable PDF

  • Atascosa County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-742-3591 | www.texascad.com
  • Bandera County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-796-3731 | www.banderaproptax.org
  • Bexar County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    210-224-8511 | www.bcad.org
  • Comal Central Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-625-8597 | www.comalad.org
  • Guadalupe County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-303-3313 | www.guadalupead.org
  • Hays County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    512-268-2522 | www.hayscad.com
  • Kendall County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-249-8012 | www.kendallad.org
  • Uvalde County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-393-3065 | www.uvaldecad.org
  • Wilson County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    830-393-3065 | www.texascad.com
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    Fort Worth/Dallas Area:

  • Collin County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    469-742-9200 | www.collincad.org
  • Dallas County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    214-631-0901 | www.dallascad.org
  • Denton County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    940-349-3800 | www.dentoncad.org
  • Ellis County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    972-937-3552 | www.elliscad.org
  • Rockwall County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    972-771-2034 | www.rockwallcad.com
  • Tarrant County Appraisal District - Download Form Here
    817-284-0024 | www.tad.org