New Homestead Exemption
Effective September 1, 2011
A recent session of the Texas Legislature imposed rigorous new standards of mandatory disclosure for those property owners who apply for any type of homestead exemption starting September 1st.
*General Residence Homestead Exemption
*Over-65 Residence Exemption
*Disability Residence Exemption
*100 percent Disable Veterans Residence Exemption
*Extension of exemption for a surviving spouse
*Exemption for manufactured (mobile) home
In order to receive a homestead exemption for property tax purposes, applicants must now provide a copy of their Texas driver’s license or Texas state-issued identification card and a copy of thier vehicle registration receipt with their application for homestead exemption. Additionally, the addresses shown on each of the documents must be the same as the address for which the exemption is sought. Those who do not own a vehicle will be required to submit a notarized affidavit certifying that fact and provide a copy of a current bill received from a utility company. The address of the utility bill must be the same address as stated on the application for the homestead exemption.
Information provided by the Flower Mound Leader Star Paper