For 2021 Buyers- How to File your Homestead Exemption for 2022:
It’s that time for all new homeowners (anyone who purchased a home in 2021) to complete and submit their Homestead Exemption application. The deadline for filing is April 30th!
To apply you will need to complete and submit an application with the county of your principle residence. Some counties now offer the option to complete an online application. This helps to pre-fill data from county records providing you an immediate confirmation, and faster processing. You can also complete a paper application and apply by mail or in person.
Check out below the links to the homestead exemption applications for several counties in the greater Austin area.
- Travis County: Apply Online | By mail
- Williamson County: Apply Online | By mail
- Hays County: Apply Online | By mail
- Bastrop County: Apply by email or by mail
- Burnet County: Apply by mail
- Llano County: Apply by mail
Include a copy of your Texas Driver’s License or State-Issued Identification Card with your new address. In addition, be sure all documents submitted reflect the homestead property address in order to qualify for the exemption.
For 2022 Home Buyers- Homestead exemption changes effective January 1, 2022:
For those who are currently under contract or plan to purchase a home in 2022 click here to view the full blog.
Click here for a FAQ sheet on Homestead Exemptions and understanding how your property is valued.