Texas Homestead Act


Texas is a Homestead State

The Texas Homestead Exemption began as protection for the wives and children of the early settlers in the event the man of the house was killed.  This exemption protected the home(stead) of the wives and children of a deceased breadwinner from being removed or taken away because of some improper or manufactured claim of debt.

As a state constitutional protection, it has withstood the test of time and remains virtually unchanged.

The Homestead Exemption Act
What is a
Homestead Exemption and how does it work?  Frequently asked questions     

Why should I Homestead? 
*It can lower your property taxes and can protect you from creditors

BEWARE:  This is a FREE Service. 
It will only cost you a stamp and about 5 minutes to complete the form.

How do I get a Texas Homestead Exemption on my house?

  • Download the appropiate Homestead Exemption Form below
  • Fill out the form completely
  • Mail it to the requested return address on the form by May 15th

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Hays County Homestead Form    Travis County Homestead Form
    
Williamson County Homestead Form

 

*The information contained within came from third party sources.  Therefore it should be considered reliable but not guaranteed.  For more clarity or detailed information, we suggest consulting with the IRS, an Accountant or an Attorney.


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