If you bought a home in 2018, you have until April 30, 2019 to file for your homestead exemption in Texas for this year. You can apply for this exemption by contacting the appraisal district in the County where your property is located. Please verify which exemptions apply. The form/application on the APP must be completed and sent to the Appraisal District before April 30, 2019 to file this Application for Residential Homestead for this year. If filing by mail, we recommend mailing this homestead form by Certified Mail.
You qualify for your general residential exemption if you were the owner of the property on January 1st and the property was occupied by you as of January 1st for the year you apply for your exemption. In addition, you or your spouse may not have claimed a residential homestead exemption on any other property. Please also note the other requirements to claim homestead that are referenced in bold on the Application for Residential Homestead Exemption.