If you purchase a home in Frisco TX, or a home in Texas this past year, you can file for Homestead Exemption now, assuming you are in the house on January 1st. Your Frisco TX home must your PRIMARY residence. You or your spouse cannot call another property (anywhere in Texas or United States) as primary residence.
You have from now to April 30th to file for the Homestead exemptions.
As a Frisco TX homeowners, you pay lower property taxes (school tax) when your Frisco TX home is deemed as your primary residence.
If you live in Collin County, Frisco TX – download your Homestead Exemption form here.
If you live in Denton County, Frisco TX – download your Homestead Exemption form here.
** If you and your spouse own the property as your primary residence, you both own it 100% OWNERSHIP (A question on the form).
Starting September 1st 2010, along with the Homestead Exemption form, you must include (BOTH) the following:
- Texas Driver License or Texas State ID Card
- The address on your driver license or state ID card MUST match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying.
- Vehicle Registration Receipt
- The address on your vehicle registration MUST also match the physical address of the residence for which you are applying for.
- Your VIN number must be visible on the receipt.
- If applicant does not own a vehicle,
- If the applicant doesn’t own a vehicle, a special affidavit and a copy of a current utility bill for the homestead address must be attached.
Once you have filed for your Frisco TX homestead exemption, you are good until you move. This Homestead exemption status lasts until you leave your current property.
Note: There is NO FEES associated with filing for Homestead. There are many scams around to ask you to pay for a fee. The envelopes and letters look official, as if it came from the Appraisal District. Many times, homeowners mail the check in but Homestead was never filed. Beware of scams!