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IMPORTANT CHANGES IN TEXAS PROPERTY TAX LAWS AFFECTING HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS

28 Nov

Effective September 1, 2011, in order to qualify for a residential homestead exemption you must provide the following to the Appraisal District when submitting your application:

  • Texas Driver License or Texas State ID Card
    • The address on your driver license or state ID card MUST match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying.
  • Vehicle Registration Receipt
    • The address on your vehicle registration MUST also match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying for

All three (residence, driver license / ID card and vehicle registration) MUST have the same address.

Texas Driver License

If you already have a Texas Driver License you can change your address online by going to the Texas DPS website (www.txdps.state.tx.us) or in person at one of the Texas DPS locations. To obtain a new Texas Driver License you will have to go in person to one of the Texas DPS Locations. For your convenience below is a list of local Texas DPS locations in Collin County or you may call their main customer service center:

  • 400 Power House St, McKinney 75071 214.733.5350
  • 2109 W Parker Rd, Suite 224, Plano 75023 972.867.4221
  • Texas DPS Customer Service Center 512.424.2600

Vehicle Registration

To change your address or obtain a copy of your vehicle registration receipt by contacting the Collin County Tax Assessor/Collector Vehicle Registration Office. For your convenience below is a list of locations:

  • 2300 Bloomdale Rd, Suite 2302, McKinney 75071 972.547.5014
  • 920 E Park Blvd, Suite 100, Plano 75074 972.881.3014
  • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Suite 2000, Frisco 75034 469.362.5800

For more information or questions regarding these changes or homestead exemptions, please contact the Collin Central Appraisal District, Customer Service Department.

Click Here to Download the Homestead Application

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