Temporary Disaster-Related Exemptions2024-07-09T16:14:58-05:00


Individuals and businesses who suffered property damage as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began April 26, 2024 or as a result of Hurricane Beryl may be eligible for a temporary exemption.

Tax Code Section 11.35 allows for a chief appraiser to determine if a property qualifies for a temporary exemption based on a damage assessment rating of Level I, II, III, or IV. The exemption applies only to qualified property, which includes improvements to real property, business personal property, and manufactured homes used as a dwelling. The amount of the exemption is determined by multiplying the property’s improvement value, after applying the assessment rating, to a fraction comprised of the days remaining in the tax year after the governor has declared a disaster divided by 365.

Damage to landscaping or trees on a property cannot be included in determining eligibility for the exemption.  The temporary exemption lasts until the property is reappraised.

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Property owners can estimate their potential exemption amount using our Disaster Exemption Estimate Calculator. This calculator does not guarantee any amount will be granted with an application.

To apply for a temporary disaster-related exemption, property owners should complete the application form and return it to the Travis Central Appraisal District. Forms can be returned by mail (P.O. Box 149012, Austin, TX 78714-9012) or dropped off in-person at our office at 850 East Anderson Lane. Applications can also be submitted directly online.

The deadline to apply for a temporary exemption related to the 2024 severe storms and flooding is August 15, 2024.
The deadline to apply for a temporary exemption related to Hurricane Beryl is October 13, 2024.

Prefer to file by mail or office drop box? Click here to download the application form.


What is a homestead exemption?2020-10-29T20:18:54-05:00

A homestead exemption lowers your property taxes by removing part of the value of your property from taxation. There are several different types of homestead exemption, including the general residence homestead exemption and exemptions for seniors, people and veterans with disabilities, and some surviving spouses.

Do I have to apply for a homestead exemption every year?2022-06-27T10:09:53-05:00

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?2022-06-27T10:09:48-05:00

To qualify for a homestead exemption, you must own and occupy the property on 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.

Can I claim a homestead exemption on a mobile home if I do not own the land?2020-11-20T15:02:10-06:00

Yes. Please include a copy of your title to the mobile home or a verified copy of your purchase contract along with your exemption form.

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