Homestead Exemption is available, upon request, to homeowners who reside and pay all local and state taxes in the taxing district. There are three types of Homestead Exemptions available:

  • Regular – allows up to $300.00 credit on a home based on the appraised value.
  • Special –  This exemption is for homeowners who are either 65 years old or older (must be 65 yrs old before January 1 of the filing year) or  homeowners who are currently disabled.  (eligibility letter is required for proof).  This exempts up to $75,000 of the appraised value of the home.
  • 100% Disabled American Veteran – Exempts all property taxes on the veteran’s homesteaded property.  Letter from VA is required.

You may apply for Homestead Exemptions from January 2 through April 1 of each year. To apply you will need the following:

  • filed warranty deed
  • cost of home (settlement statement)
  • social security numbers of all parties on deed and their spouses
  • all of your license tag numbers
  • date of birth if over 65
  • Award letter from Social Security or VA if disabled stating the date you became disabled.

You do not need to reapply annually unless changes have occurred .

You may need to reapply for the following reasons:

  • Death of a spouse
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Selling part of the homesteaded property