Williamson Central Appraisal District
            Knowledge Base Williamson Central Appraisal District Exemptions Homestead Exemptions

            Residential Homestead Exemption: How to File Electronically

            Use the Property Search option to locate your property. Search by name, address or account number.



            Click the HS Exemption icon to access the online Homestead application.


            In the first section you will need to indicate the year for which you are seeking the exemption and the date you began occupying the property as your primary residence. Next, check the Yes or No box indicating if you own the property.


            Step 1: Ownership Information

            This section requires the following information: owner’s names, mailing address, phone number, driver’s license or personal ID certificate, date of birth, and percentage of ownership.

            Step 2: Property Information

            Describe the property. Residential properties with more than one acre may apply for up to twenty acres and should be indicated here. If the residence is a manufactured home, a space is provided to indicate the make, model, and identification number.

            Step 3: Exemption Types and Tax Limitation

            You will need to identify the exemptions that apply to you and indicate whether you are transferring a tax limitation from a previous property.

            Step 4: Application Documents

            Attach a copy of your Texas driver’s license or state-issued personal identification certificate. The address listed must correspond to the address of the property for which an exemption is claimed. In certain cases, you are exempt from these requirements. Please indicate if you are exempt by selecting the applicable box. 

            Applicants applying for the 100% Disabled Veteran Exemption must provide current documentation from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the veteran received 100% disability compensation due to service-connected disability. For a Disabled Person Exemption attach supporting documentation relating to the disability. If the applicant is requesting the Age 65 or Older, Disabled Person and is not specifically identified on the deed or other applicable document, they must provide a Community Property Affidavit.  If you are transferring a tax limitation from a previous address please attach the Tax Ceiling Transfer Certificate with the appropriate exemption type.

            Manufactured home owners are required to attach a copy of the statement of ownership and location for the manufactured home issued by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs showing the applicant is the owner of the manufactured home..


            Step 5: Statement Regarding Cooperative Housing

            Applies to owners occupying a cooperative housing unit who have an exclusive right to occupy the unit because of their cooperative housing stock ownership.

            Step 6: Affirmation and Signature

            Check the box to certify the address on the license matches the property address - or is exempt from this requirement.  After including an email address, click on the sign & submit button. 


            A box will open for a signature.  By signing this document, you state that the facts in this application are true and correct and that you do not claim a residence homestead exemption on another residence.  Once you sign the application click “Accept.” 


            Homesteads filed online will be submitted electronically.

            All other applications may be emailed to exemptions@wcad.org, or mailed to the Williamson Central Appraisal District or hand delivered to the office.



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