Being a homeowner is much more than just owning a home. You have to stay on-top of maintenance, tax changes, exemptions, and much more. Here are some resources to help make your life a little bit easier. As always, I'd love to help

Homestead Exemption Form 2018

It’s time for all new homeowners to fill out and file their Homestead Exemption forms. You may have already received something in the mail. They can be filed from January 1st through April 30th.

You may apply for homestead exemptions on your principal residence. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home's value from taxation, so they lower your taxes.

For example, your home is appraised at $100,000, and you qualify for a $25,000 exemption (this is the amount mandated for school districts), you will pay school taxes on the home as if it was worth only $75,000. Taxing units have the option to offer a separate exemption of up to 20 percent of the total value.

  1. You must own your home as of January 1
  2. You must occupy your home as your principal residence as of January 1

For your convenience, here are the resources for the Homestead Exemption forms for Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop Counties. You can file online with Williamson County using the link below instead of physically printing, completing and mailing in a form:

Travis County PDF
Williamson County PDF
Williamson County Online Exemption Form

Hays County PDF
Bastrop County Homestead Exemption Form
(512) 303-1930 ext. 22
Bell County PDF

For more information, please visit the following links below:

Helpful Links:
General information about Homestead Exemptions
Residence Homestead Exemption FAQ
Exemption FAQ for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled
Exemption FAQ for disabled veterans and surviving spouses