A homestead exemption is a legal provision that can help you pay less taxes on your home. If you own and occupy your home as of January 1st of the year, you may be eligible for the general residential homestead exemption. In limited circumstances, property owners may be eligible to claim an exemption early if the property’s previous owner did not have an exemption on the property. Exemptions are also available for disabled veterans, seniors over the age of 65, people with qualifying disabilities, and some surviving spouses. Click here to view a list of Travis County taxing entities and their exemptions.
If you have any questions about exemptions or need help completing your application, please contact our new Exemption Helpline during normal business hours at (512) 873-1560.
Exemption applications can be submitted by mail, online, or at our office:
850 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
Action on your application will occur within 90 days from the date it is received. In the event that you do not qualify, you will be notified and offered an opportunity to protest this decision.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.
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.
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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