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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:

    Local Appraisal Districts

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


    Potter/Randall County Appraisal District



    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



    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



    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



    920 Illinois

    Borger, Texas 79007



    Armstrong County


    P.O. Box 149

    Claude, TX 79019

    114 Trice

    Claude, TX 79019


    Gray County

    (806) 665-0791 

    P.O. Box 836

    Pampa, TX 79066-0836

    815 N. Sumner Street

    Pampa, TX 79065-5232


    Sherman County


    P.O. Box 239

    Stratford, TX 79084


    Hartley County


    PO Box 405

    Hartley, TX 79044-0405

    1011 4th St.

    Hartley, TX 79044-9998


    Hale County


    P.O. Box 329

    Plainview, Texas 79073

    302 W. 8th St.

    Plainview, Texas 79073


    Castro County


    PO Box 970

    Panhandle, TX 79068

    102 Main St.

    Panhandle, TX 79068


    Deaf Smith County


    P.O. Box 2298

    Hereford, TX 79045-2298

    140 E. 3rd Street

    Hereford, TX 79045-5597



    Donley County


    304 S Kearney

    Clarendon, Tx 79226


    Dallam County


    PO Box 579

    Dalhart, Texas 79022

    401 Denver Avenue

    Dalhart, Texas 79022



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