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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I forgot to apply for my homestead exemption. Can I apply late?2021-05-03T10:53:31-05:00

You may file a late homestead exemption application if you file it no later than two years after the date the taxes become delinquent.

Do I have to apply for a homestead exemption every year?2021-05-03T11:01:48-05:00

No, you do not have to reapply for a homestead exemption unless the Chief Appraiser requests a new application in writing, you move to a new residence, or your qualifications for an exemption change.

Homestead exemptions do not transfer between owners. New property owners must submit a new application for a homestead exemption on their property.

I just purchased my home. When can I apply for a homestead exemption?2020-11-20T15:00:43-06:00

To qualify for a homestead exemption, you must own and occupy the property on or before January 1st of the year for which you are applying.  If you recently purchased a home, you may submit the form now and the homestead will be applied to the year in which you qualify.

Other than a homestead exemption, what other exemptions might I be able to qualify for?2021-05-03T12:28:19-05:00

While the homestead exemption requires you to own and occupy on January 1 to qualify, the following exemptions do not. You must own and occupy your property at some point in the tax year you are applying for to obtain the following exemptions on a qualified residence:

  • Over 65: You may apply at any time during the year you turn 65 years of age
  • Disabled Person: You must be unable to engage in gainful work due to disability or age 55 years or older, blind, and unable to engage in your previous work because of blindness
  • 100% Disabled Veteran Homestead: You must be rated 100% disabled or paid 100% compensation due to service connected disability

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