Austin Area Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption Austin Texas

The Homestead Exemption removes a portion of your home’s value from taxation. You’ll also have a cap in place to ensure taxes do not increase more than 10% each year.

This means the amount of property taxes you’ll pay will be for a lesser amount than the assessed value of your home. This potentially can save you thousands on property taxes.

Who qualifies for a Homestead Exemption & When Should You File For One?

If you purchased a home last year most likely your last years taxes were settled at closing. If you own and occupy your home on January 1st of this year you can file for a homestead exemption. This must be filed no sooner than January 1st and no later than April 30th of this year. You only need to file once, not annually.

A general residential homestead exemption is available to taxpayers who own and reside at a property as of January 1st of the year. To apply for this exemption, taxpayers must submit a completed application along with a driver’s license or state-issued personal ID certificate that has the same address as the property they are applying for the exemption on.

Required Documents for the Homestead Exemption

You’ll need a state issued ID with your properties address on it and a completed application.

Homestead Exception Applications by County

  • Travis County
(512) 873-1560
    File online: Click here to file online!
    Mailing Address: 850 E Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78752
  • Williamson County 
(512) 930-3787
    File online: Click here to file online!
    Mailing Address: 625 FM 1460, Georgetown, TX 78626
  • Hays County 
(512) 268-2522
    File online: Click here to file online!
    Mailing Address: 21001 IH 35 North, Kyle, Texas 78640
  • Bastrop County 
(512) 303-1930
    File online: Click here to file online!
    Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 578 Bastrop, Texas 78602
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