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Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption

The Homestead Exemption is one of the best ways for homeowners like you to combat the steady increase of Texas property taxes. Available to almost anyone living in the subject property (as opposed to leasing out the property), the Homestead Exemption can save you up $230 to $250 in taxes annually. Most importantly though, it prevents your home’s assessed value from ever increasing more than 10% annually, which is especially important in the ever-upward-trending DFW housing market.

You can apply for a Homestead Exemption between January 1 and April 30 for the given year. The property you want to exempt must be your primary residence as of January 1 of the year you apply.

As follows are simple, step-by-step instructions on how to apply for Homestead Exemptions in the counties that make up DFW.

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If you have any questions about Exemptions, selling your home, buying a new home, or your local real estate market, please contact us and we’ll help you out!

Collin County

  • Visit
  • Click the Downloads tab
  • Click Forms
  • Select the Residential Homestead Exemption Application
  • Print and fill out the form
  • Mail the completed form to the address at the top left of the form

Dallas County

  • Visit
  • In the Navigation Links bar on the left, click Forms
  • Select Residential Homestead Exemption Application from under Exemption Forms
  • Enter your address and follow the instructions from there

Denton County

  • Visit
  • In the menu on the left, click Forms and Downloads
  • Click Exemptions
  • Click [50-114] Application for Residence Homestead Exemption
  • Fill out the form and mail it to the address printed on the top left of the form

Tarrant County

  • Go to
  • In the bar at the top of the page, hover over Forms then click Homestead Exemption
  • Fill out the form and print it
  • Mail the form to the address at the top left of the form

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