Homestead Law

Texas is a homestead law state. Filing a Homestead Exemption with the county appraiser may allow you to receive any applicable discounts with the local taxing authorities. If you are the owner of the property as of January 1, and it is your principal residence, you may be eligible for this exemption. You only have to file the exemption once.

NOTE: You may receive correspondence from various companies requesting money from you to file a Homestead exemption on your behalf. There is no cost to apply for a Homestead Exemption.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and you have never filed for a Homestead Exemption, complete the form you can obtain from the county appraisal district where the property is located. The form must be filed after January 1st and before the end of April.

Download the Homestead Application

The names and addresses of appraisal district offices are listed below:

Harris County Appraisal District
13013 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77040-6305

Montgomery County Appraisal District
936.756.3354 or 936.441.2186
109 Gladstell Street
Conroe, Texas 77301

Waller County Appraisal District
P.O. Box 159
Katy, Texas 77492-0159

Brazoria County Appraisal District
500 North Chenango
Angelton, Texas 77515-4650

Fort Bend County Appraisal District
2801 B.F. Terry Blvd (FM 2218)
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Galveston County Appraisal District
600 Gulf Freeway

Chambers County Appraisal District
P.O. Box 1520
Anahuac, Texas 77514

Liberty County Appraisal District
936.336.5722 or 936.258.4515
2030 Sam Houston Street

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