Homestead Exemption

What should I apply for a Homestead Exemption?

The savings related to the Homestead Exemption could be hundreds, if not thousands of dollars related to owning real estate in Texas.

How do I know if I am eligible?

Generally, for most taxing jurisdictions in Texas, if you purchase a property that you also occupy as your primary residence, you may file for a Homestead Exemption.

How do I apply for a Homestead Exemption?

  1. Download the universal fill-in-the-blank Homestead Exemption form.
  2. Mail your completed application to your county appraisal district. It’s best to send the application via certified mail so you can show the postmark and delivery date should it get lost or misplaced.

Below are links where you will find the Universal Homestead Exemption Form and the contact information for all the County Appraisal Districts:

Do not reply to solicitation letters about Homestead Exemptions and/or Mortgage Protection Insurance.

Several businesses are sending letters to recent home buyers shortly after their property closing, inaccurately asserting the necessity of a fee payment for a homestead exemption filing. It is crucial to note that the appraisal office does not send letters soliciting money from new home buyers. Kindly ignore any mail correspondence regarding the filing of your homestead exemption.