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Exemptions

I am a homeowner with disabilities. May I receive any property tax benefits?
I am a disabled veteran. Am I entitled to any property tax deductions?
I am a surviving spouse. Am I eligible for any exemption benefits?
Am I eligible for additional exemptions when I turn 65?
Can I claim a homestead on a mobile home if I do not own the land?
When and where do I apply for my homestead exemption?
Do I need to reapply every year for my homestead exemption?
How many acres can I claim as my homestead?
How do I qualify for the general homestead exemption?
What is a general homestead exemption?

I am a homeowner with disabilities. May I receive any property tax benefits?
A person with a disability may get exemptions if:

  1. you can’t engage in gainful work because of physical or mental disability or
  2. you are 55 years old and blind and can’t engage in your previous work because of your blindness

If you receive disability benefits under the Federal Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program through the Social Security Administration you should qualify. Disability benefits from any other program do not automatically qualify.
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I am a disabled veteran. Am I entitled to any property tax deductions?

You may qualify for a property tax deduction if you are either:

  1. a veteran who was disabled while serving with the U.S. armed forces or
  2. the surviving spouse or child (under 18 years of age or unmarried) of a disabled veteran

You must be a Texas resident and must provide documentation from the Veteran’s Administration reflecting the percentage of your service-connected disability. Your disability rating must be at least 10%. To file please select the forms tab on our website and complete the Disabled Veteran’s or Survivor’s Exemption application.  

If your disability rating is 100% you may qualify for a 100% Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Exemption.  This property must be your principal residence and you may not claim another homestead on another property.  You can apply for the 100% Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Exemption application via the Homestead Application by locating your property through Property Search and selecting the HS Exemption icon.  

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I am a surviving spouse. Am I eligible for any exemption benefits?
If a homeowner who has been receiving the tax ceiling on school taxes dies, the ceiling transfers to the surviving spouse, if the survivor is 55 or older and has ownership in the home. The survivor must apply to the appraisal district for the tax ceiling to transfer.
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Am I eligible for additional exemptions when I turn 65?
If you are age 65 or older your residence homestead will qualify for additional exemption deductions. You qualify for the age 65 or older exemption the year you turn 65.  You can apply for the age 65 or older exemption by via the Homestead Exemption application by locating your property through Property Search and selecting the HS Exemption icon.
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Can I claim a homestead on a mobile home if I do not own the land?
Yes. You will need to furnish a copy of your title to the mobile home or a verified copy of your purchase contract.
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When and where do I apply for my homestead exemption?
You may apply at the Williamson Central Appraisal District between January 1st and April 30thof the tax year.  You can also file online by locating your property through Property Search and selecting the HS Exemption icon. You may file for late Homestead Exemption up to one year after the date which the taxes become delinquent. 
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Do I need to reapply every year for my homestead exemption?
No. You do not have to reapply unless the chief appraiser requests a new application or you move to a new residence.
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How many acres can I claim as my homestead?
State law allows you to claim that portion of your land that you maintain for residential purposes but this amount may not exceed 20 acres. Generally, one acre or less is maintained for homestead purposes.
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How do I qualify for the general homestead exemption?
In order to qualify for this exemption you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st of that tax year. This property must also be your principal residence and you may not claim another homestead on another piece of property.
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What is a general homestead exemption?
The general homestead exemption is provided by state law for owner-occupied residential properties. The exemption removes a portion of your value from taxation providing a lower tax amount for the homestead property.
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