Between now and April 30th, new homeowners should file their homestead exemption to gain huge savings on property taxes.

A homestead exemption is a legal provision that can help you pay less taxes on your home. If you own and occupy your home as of January 1st of the year, you may be eligible for the general residential homestead exemption. In limited circumstances, property owners may be eligible to claim an exemption early if the property’s previous owner did not have an exemption on the property. Exemptions are also available for disabled veterans, seniors over the age of 65, people with qualifying disabilities, and some surviving spouses. If you have any questions about exemptions or need help completing your application, please contact Travis County's new Exemption Helpline during normal business hours at (512) 873-1560.

Exemption applications can be submitted by mail, online, or at The Travis Central Appraisal District office:

850 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752

View more Homestead Exemption information for surrounding counties:

Hays County
Williamson County
Bastrop County
Caldwell County

Feel free to reach out to your Waterloo real estate agent with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your homestead exemption. We are always here to help!