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Information About How to File for a Texas Property Tax Exemption

Property taxes are collected at the local government level. Most counties and cities assess and collect taxes for roads, bridges, police departments, fire departments, emergency response teams, parks, and other services provided to the communities.

Property taxes in Texas are assessed as a percentage of your property’s “county appraised values” in most cases. This value is different than market value. It is a good idea to be sure that your property is not overvalued, or over taxed. You should know what your home would bring in today’s market. A local real estate agent could provide you with a comparable market analysis of your home if you feel that your assessed value at the county appraisal district is too high. If you would like a free market analysis from one of the Realtors at our office, click Click Here  You also may contest the appraised value at your local appraisal district. There are deadlines and processes for this type of appeal. Review your assessment (most counties are sent in May), then follow the instructions for appeal in your county if you find your tax appraisals in error.

Texas offers several exemptions that can amount to great savings on your property taxes. One exemption offered on your primary residence is the homestead exemption. You are allowed to claim a homestead property tax exemption on your home if you do not claim another homestead exemption in Texas or another state. You must own your home on January 1 of the year in which you are filing. Homestead exemptions are not for investment properties. Generally speaking, you do not have to reapply every year. Homestead exemptions can save a significant amount of money on your property taxes.

It is FREE to file for your homestead exemption. You may receive letters shortly after buying a home offering to file your homestead exemption at a cost. This is NOT necessary or recommended. You should file for your homestead exemption at your county appraisal district. Click here to find your Texas panhandle county appraisal district office LINK HERE. 

Check with your local county appraisal district to see property tax exemptions you may qualify for. One thing to keep in mind is that most counties require your address on your driver’s license or ID to reflect the address of the property of which you are filing a homestead exemption. Be sure to change your address on your drivers license before filing for your homestead exemption. If your address is a post office box, you may be required to provide some other proof of residency. Ask your appraisal district what type of proof is required.

There are also other tax exemptions for which you may qualify. They include over 65, disabled exemptions, inherited residence exemptions, veterans, and Solar and wind energy device exemptions.

Veterans may be required to provide their DD214, or other documentation. Larger exemptions are available to disabled veterans. Appraisal districts may require the veteran’s disability letter to provide proof during application. If you are a veteran or a disabled veteran, call your local appraisal district to find out how to take advantage of these property tax exemptions. Thank you for your service!

For more Texas property tax exemptions and how to apply for them, call your local appraisal district or go to:

https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/exemptions/

Local Appraisal Districts

Texas Panhandle County Appraisal District Contact List (Located in Our Service Area)

 

Potter/Randall County Appraisal District

806-358-1601

806-355-8426

info@prad.org

P.O. Box 7190

Amarillo, TX 79114-7190

5701 Hollywood Road (Loop 335)

Amarillo, TX 79118-5002

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Moore County Appraisal District

806-935-4193

806-935-2792

https://www.moorecad.org/

P.O. Box 717

Dumas, Texas 79029

419 Success Blvd

Dumas, Texas 79029

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Carson County

806-537-3569

806-537-5343

carsoncoappraisal@windstream.net

PO Box 970

Panhandle, TX 79068

102 Main St.

Panhandle, TX 79068

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Hutchinson County Appraisal District

​806-274-2294

​www.hutchinsoncad.org

920 Illinois

Borger, Texas 79007

 

 

Armstrong County

806-331-9479

armstrongcad@armstrongcad.org

P.O. Box 149

Claude, TX 79019

114 Trice

Claude, TX 79019

 

Gray County

(806) 665-0791

info@graycad.org 

P.O. Box 836

Pampa, TX 79066-0836

815 N. Sumner Street

Pampa, TX 79065-5232

 

Sherman County

(806)366-5566

P.O. Box 239

Stratford, TX 79084

 

Hartley County

806-365-4515

hartleyappr@hartleycad.com

PO Box 405

Hartley, TX 79044-0405

1011 4th St.

Hartley, TX 79044-9998

 

Hale County

806-293-4226

P.O. Box 329

Plainview, Texas 79073

302 W. 8th St.

Plainview, Texas 79073

 

Castro County

806-537-3569

carsoncoappraisal@windstream.net  

PO Box 970

Panhandle, TX 79068

102 Main St.

Panhandle, TX 79068

 

Deaf Smith County

806-364-0625

dscad@wtrt.net

P.O. Box 2298

Hereford, TX 79045-2298

140 E. 3rd Street

Hereford, TX 79045-5597

 

     

Donley County

806-874-8744

304 S Kearney

Clarendon, Tx 79226

 

Dallam County

806-249-6767

PO Box 579

Dalhart, Texas 79022

401 Denver Avenue

Dalhart, Texas 79022

 

 

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