Did you know you may be entitled to a homestead exemption (discount) on your property taxes? There are several types of exemptions in Texas. The homestead exemption is the most common. After purchasing a home, you should contact the County Appraisal District and ask for the forms to complete for the homestead exemption. If I represented you on a real estate purchase in the last year, then I will send you a form to remind you to file for your homestead exemption. Most title companies give you the forms you will need at closing, but you have to remember to file for the exemption. The “over 65” exemption is good if one of the recorded owners of the property is 65 years old or older. The disability exemption is based upon a legal disability and typically corresponds to the percentage of the declared disability . Exemptions are granted using specific guidelines establised in the law. To qualify for an exemption, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to file for the exemption through the Appraisal District.