Homestead Exemption Deadline

Homestead exemptions remove part of your home's value from taxation which, depending on the value of your home, could potentially save you thousands each year. If you want to receive a Homestead Exemption for the taxes on your home, your home must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1 of the year in which you are applying.

You can apply for a Homestead Exemption as early as January 1 and no later than April 30.

Homestead Exemption Requirements

In order to apply for a Homestead Exemption, you must own your home as well as occupy your home as your principal residence on January 1 of the year for which you are requesting an exemption.

  1. You must own your home as of January 1
  2. You must occupy your home as your principal residence as of January 1

Homestead Exemption Required Documents

Your Homestead Exemption will be denied unless all of the required documents show the same homestead address. First, fill out the application specific to your County Appraisal District, then mail all of the documents to the Appraisal District for your County.

1. Download Residential Homestead Exemption Application for your County

2. Include a Copy of your Driver's License or Identification Card

Your driver's license needs to be from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) and the address must match the homestead address.

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