What is a Homestead Exemption?
Homestead exemptions are granted by the county appraisal district where the property is located. The exemption reduces a homeowner’s property tax bill by removing part of the home’s value from taxation. All Texas homeowners may receive a general residence homestead exemption on the value of their property for school taxes upon application. Other taxing entities may also offer exemptions of some percentage of the home’s value. In addition to the Homestead Exemption, there are exemptions available to homeowners who are over 65 or disabled and require the same application process.
These requirements must be met to receive the exemption:
- You must own your home on January 1st of the year for which you are apply
- You must reside at the home as your principal residence on January 1st of that year and not claim any other property as a homestead
How to Apply for a Homestead Exemption
Your Homestead Exemption will be denied unless all of the required documents show the same homestead address. First, fill our the application specific to your county appraisal district, then mail all of the documents to the appraisal district for your county.
- Go to your country’s appraisal district website and download the Residence Homestead Exemption Application (Form 50-114)
- 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.
Here is a reference list of most North Texas Counties:
Collin County 469-742-9200 www.collincad.org
Dallas County 214-631-0910 www.dallascad.org
Denton County 972-434-2602 www.dentoncad.com
Hunt County 903-454-3510 www.hunt-cad.org
Kaufman County 972-932-6081 www.kaufman-cad.org
Parker 817-596-0077 www.parkercad.org
Rockwall County 972-771-2034 www.rockwallcad.com
Tarrant County 817-284-0024 www.tad.org
Van Zandt County 903-567-6171 www.vanzandtcad.org
Wise County 940-627-3081 www.isouthwestdata.com
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