Homestead Exemption Filing Changes for 2022:
Effective January 1, 2022, a Buyer may file for a homestead exemption immediately after closing if the Seller did not have a homestead exemption on the property for the current tax year.
1. Exemptions are a form of tax relief that can reduce the taxable value of your property. Types of exemptions include:
Over 65 years of age
2. If you own and occupy your new home, it is your homestead and you likely qualify for a homestead exemption. This is the most common type of tax exemption.
3. When submitting an application for exemptions, you must submit a copy of your driver’s license. The address on your license must match the property address of the property you are filing the exemption for.
4. To apply for an exemption, the homeowner, in most cases, must be occupying the property as their homestead on January 1st of the tax year in which the exemption is granted. It may be possible to apply for an exemption sooner. Please reach out to your county appraisal district to confirm the date that you may apply.
5. It is free to file exemptions. The forms can be downloaded on the Central Appraisal District’s website for the county in which the property is located.
However, if you bought a home in 2021, make sure to file your Homestead Exemption form by April 30th.
Find your county below for information on how to file.
San Antonio Area
Boerne, New Braunfels, and Hill Country Areas