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Texas Residential Homestead Exemption

Filing your residential homestead exemption is a great chance for homeowners to combat high Texas property taxes as well as reducing financial stress.  This opportunity is available to owners who live in the subject property (i.e. owners who are not leasing their home to tenants).

Filing this exemption is free of charge and simple for you to complete on your own.  Benefits can include $230-250 tax savings per year plus prevent your assessed value from increasing more than 10% annually!

Exemptions must be filed between January 1st and April 30th on the year of which you are applying for & you must own & reside at the subject property as your primary residence on January 1st of the application year.  Below, we have compiled step-by-step directions on filing your residential homestead exemption.  We have separated them by each county as finding the necessary form(s) differs between them.

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How to File for Your Residential Homestead Exemption


Collin County

  • Go to
  • Select Forms under Downloads
  • Select Residential Exemptions & then Residential Homestead Exemption Application
  • Print & complete the form
  • Mail the completed form to the address at the top, left of the application

Dallas County

  • Go to
  • Select forms under navigation links on the left-hand side
  • Select Residential Homestead Exemption Application
  • Enter your address and follow the directions on the screen

Denton County

  • Go to
  • Hover on the Taxpayer Info tab & select Forms & Exemptions
  • Expand the Homeowners section & select Residence Homestead Exemption Affidavits
  • Complete & print the form
  • Mail the completed form to the address at the bottom of the Denton Cad website

Tarrant County

  • Go to
  • Hover on Forms from the Menu at the top & then select Homestead Exemption
  • Complete the form & mail to the address at the top of the application