Time To File Your Homestead Exemption

Now is a great time to file your Texas Homestead Exemption form if you closed on your home in 2017. While you are at it you may as will get all you tax information ready. You can file your taxes online using an h&r block promo code.

As a new home owner, there is a need to pay for the property taxes on this real estate. With the different jurisdictions including county, city and school district, it is taxed every year. As the new owner, it is your responsibility to inform the taxing authorities of your ownership so that the tax rolls reflect the change (if the modification has not been recorded). You can call the right tax appraisal district in your county from the list below:

Collin County Appraisal District 469-742-9200 www.collincad.org
Dallas County Appraisal District 214-631-0910 www.dallascad.org
Denton County Appraisal District 940-349-3800 www.dallascad.org
Ellis County Appraisal District 972-937-3552 www.elliscad.org
Rockwall County Appraisal District 972-771-2034 www.rockwallcad.com
Tarrant County Appraisal District 817-284-0024 www.tad.org

To be eligible for a residential homestead exemption, you need to present the following to the Central Appraisal District when tendering your application:

1. A photo copy of the applicant’s Texas driver’s license or Texas identification card

Remember: The home address on the exemption application should correspond with the address specified on the applicant’s Texas driver’s license/Texas Identification certificate; or else the Chief Appraiser will not approve the exemption.


 On January 1, possession, legal description of the home and the taxpayer’s status are determined. Various forms of tax relief are accessible which might lessen the taxable value of your home. It is the tax payer’s duty to request for exemptions. Call your appraisal district to know more about the different exemptions and how to apply for them:

Over 65 Exemptions

Disabled Veteran Exemption

Disabled Individual Exemption

General Homestead Exemption

*Agriculture Land Exemption

To obtain your exemptions, you should own and inhabited the home as of January 1st. The application should be applied on or before April in order to receive the tax benefits for this year. This service is free of charge:

Put in mind, tax bills are usually sent October of each year. Once the tax bills have been sent, it is deemed payable and due, but you may choose to pay them as late as January 31 without fine. By February 1st, non paid taxes become delinquent and are subject to penalties and interest accumulated. In case you receive a tax notice and your mortgage firm is escrowing funds for taxes from your monthly fees, just send the notice to your mortgage firm so that they can settle the taxes.

We are Frisco, TX home specialists. If you have any questions about real estate in Frisco, or any neighboring DFW communities, please fill out our contact form, or call 469-556-2393 for assistance.

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