How to File Your Homestead Exemption

    How to file for Homestead Exemption in Local Texas Counties

    What is Homestead Exemption?

    Homestead Exemption removes part of your home’s value from taxation, lowering your taxes. For instance, if your home is appraised at $200,000 and you qualify for a $40,000 exemption, you would pay taxes as if your home was only worth $160,000.

    When to apply for it?

    Regular Residential Homestead Exemption applications should be filed after January 1 and before April 30 after the year you purchased.

    Here are some helpful resources about how to apply for homestead exemption for those of you who live in the Greater Houston Area…

    Here are the Various Homestead Exemption by County:

    Brazoria County Exemption Website

    Brazoria County Exemption Form

    Galveston County Homestead Form

    Harris County Homestead App

    Harris County Homestead Form

    Fort Bend County Homestead Website

    Fort Bend County Homestead Exemption Information

    Liberty County Homestead Exemption Form

    Montgomery County Homestead Exemption Form

    Waller County Homestead Exemption Form

    Other Resources:

    Homestead Exemption FAQs (resource from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)

    Estimated Adjustments From Appraised Value For Homestead Exemption:

    Harris County 20%
    Channelview ISD minus $15,000.00
    City of Deer Park 20%
    City of Houston 20%
    City of League City 10%
    City of Seabrook 20%
    Clear Creek ISD 5% plus minus $15,000
    College of the Mainland 20%
    Deer Park ISD 20% minus $15,000.00
    Dickinson ISD minus $15,000.00
    Friendswood ISD minus $15,000.00
    Galveston County 20% plus minus $5,000.00
    Pasadena ISD 10% plus minus $15,000.00
    San Jacinto Jr. College 1%

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