How to File For Homestead Exemption in Denton County

Many new homeowners in Texas aren’t aware that they can save some money on their property taxes by filing for a Residence Homestead Exemption. If you bought your primary residence in Denton County last year, you have from January 1st until April 30th to file for a Homestead Exemption with the Denton County Appraisal District. Besides the General Residence Homestead Exemption, there are also other exemptions:

  • Disabled Person
  • Age 65 or Older
  • Surviving Spouse of Individual Who Qualified For Age 65 or Older
  • 100% Disabled Veteran
  • Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran Who Qualified For the 100% Disabled Veteran’s Exemption
  • Donated Residence Homestead of Partially Disabled Veteran
  • Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran Who Qualified for the Donate Residence Homestead Exemption
  • Surviving Spouse of Member of Armed Forces Killed In Action

Click here for more detailed information and frequently asked questions on the homestead exemptions.


Get the Application Here

You can download the Application for Residence Homestead Exemption here. Or you can go to, scroll down and click on the left menu where it shows Homestead Applications.

Here’s a quick video to show you how to find it:

Fill out the form online, or print it and fill in all of the boxes. You can then mail it to the address on the form, physically take it to the Denton County Appraisal District, or email it to their address on their webpage.

It does not cost you anything to file. So if you get anything in the mail stating they will file for you for a fee, that is NOT required. Those are just companies offering to do it for you, and you don’t need them to file.

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