There is no fee for filing a Residence Homestead exemption application. This is a one-time application; however, you may be asked to reapply periodically as the Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) fulfills our obligation to ensure that our records remain current.
General qualifications for the Residence Homestead exemption include:
- You must be the owner of the subject residence as of January 1st of the applicable tax year.
- You must occupy the residence as your principal residence as of January 1st of the applicable tax year.
- You must complete the application and provide any additional supporting documentation* as required by the Texas Property Tax Code or as requested by TAD.
*Texas Property Tax Code Section 11.43(j) requires the applicant to provide a copy of a Texas Driver’s License or Texas Personal Identification Certificate. (See Step 3 of the application for additional details regarding the forms of identification).
Click here for the 2020 Residence Homestead exemption application form.
Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. Processing times may vary. View your current exemption(s) online (Texas Property Tax Code Section 25.027 prohibits the listing of age indicating information including age 65 or older) by locating your property via “Property Search” on TAD.org’s homepage or from “My Dashboard” if you are an online account holder. If you have any questions, please contact the TAD-Exemptions Division at (817) 284-4063, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
***Please be aware of solicitors who, for a fee, offer to file homestead exemption forms in Tarrant County***
Some homeowners are being misled by letters or door to door solicitation from individuals or businesses that offer to help you apply for exemptions. These individuals or businesses are having homeowners sign agreements giving those individuals or businesses rights to receiving part of refunds if one is due. They also have homeowners change their mailing address to the individual or businesses address causing you to no longer receive important information from the Tarrant Appraisal District, the Tarrant Appraisal Review Board and the Tax Assessor Collectors office.