It’s Time to File Your Bexar County Homestead Exemption for 2020
It’s that time of the year again when it’s time to file your Bexar County Homestead Exemption.
Did you own your home on January 1st?
If you owned your home and occupied it on January 1st of a given year, you can file your exemption for that year. If you purchased a home in 2020, as an example, but it was after January 1st, then you will qualify the following year. However, this may vary based on the exemption(s) you qualify for. Also note that it must be your primary residence and the application must be filed before your district’s deadline in April.
Besides a homestead exemption, you may qualify for a Disabled Individual Exemption, Disable Veteran Exemption, an Agricultural and Over-65 Exemption.
What You’ll Need
When you apply for your exemption with the appraisal district, you must have a Texas Driver’s license or a Texas ID card with the address that matches the address for which your are applying for the homestead exemption.
Homestead Exemption is Free
Remember that applying for a Bexar County Homestead Exemption is free and must be filed only once. But it is your responsibility as the homeowner to apply for your exemptions.
It Takes Just a Few Minutes
It took about ten minutes to file when I went drove down to apply for my homestead exemption. The address for Bexar County Appraisal District is 411 N. Frio, San Antonio, Texas 78207 and right below is a handy dandy Google map.
The Homestead and Other Applications
FAQ and BCAD Website
Bexar County Appraisal District’s website has all the information you need and when you call them, they are quite friendly and helpful. Are you interested in paying lower property taxes? Here’s a question and answer form I found about Tax Exemptions that answers that very question.
Not Sure if You’ve Filed Your Homestead Exemption?
If you’re not sure whether you’ve filed or not, do a search at Bexar County Appraisal District by filling out your address. Once your information comes up, click on it and scroll down just a bit and look at “exemptions” to see if you have any or not.
Need More Help?
Contact me at 210.780.2404 and I’ll send you your packet of information so you can file your homestead exemption ASAP.