Exemptions

Jurisdiction General Homestead General Homestead LOC Option Over 65 Homestead Over 65 LOC Option Over 65 Ceiling Disabled Person Disabled LOC Option Disabled Ceiling Disabled Veteran
Bellville Hos Dist * $0 20% $0 $10000 N $0 $10000 N $5000-
$12000
Bellville ISD $25000 $0 $10000 $0 Y $10000 $0 Y $5000-
$12000
Brazos ISD * $25000 5% ($5000 minimum) $10000 $0 Y $10000 $0 Y $5000-
$12000
Brenham ISD $25000 $0 $10000 $5000 Y $10000 $0 Y $5000-
$12000
Burton ISD $25000 $0 $10000 $0 Y $10000 $0 Y $0-
$0
Columbus ISD $25000 $0 $10000 $0 Y $10000 $0 Y $5000-
$12000
Sealy ISD * $25000 20% ($5000 minimum) $10000 $0 Y $10000 $0 Y $5000-
$12000
City Of Bellville $0 $0 $0 $5000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
City Of Brazos Country $0 $0 $0 $0 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
City Of Sealy $0 $0 $0 $10000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
City Of Wallis $0 $0 $0 $3000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
Town Of San Felipe $0 $0 $0 $5000 N $0 $5000 N $5000-
$12000
Austin County $0 $5000 $0 $7000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
Farm/market Rd $3000 $2000 $0 $7000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
Austin County ESD#1 $0 $5000 $0 $7000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
Austin County ESD#2 $0 $5000 $0 $7000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
Austin County ESD#3 $0 $5000 $0 $7000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000
Spc Rd & Bridge $0 $5000 $0 $7000 N $0 $0 N $5000-
$12000

First Responder Surviving Spouse

The eligible surviving spouse of a first responder killed in the line of duty is allowed a total (100%) property tax exemption on his or her residence if the surviving spouse has not remarried since the death of the first responder.

Surviving Spouses of Members of the US Armed Services Killed in Action

The surviving spouse of a member of the US Armed Services who is killed in action is allowed a total (100%) property tax exemption on his or her residence if the surviving spouse has not remarried since the death of the armed services member.

Tax Ceiling Certificate

If you have an over-65 or a disabled person’s homestead exemption you should be benefiting from a tax “ceiling” applied to your school taxes. If you decide to move, you can request a Tax Ceiling Certificate from your former appraisal district that may help reduce the school taxes on your new home.

What happens if you move? First you need to apply for the over-65 exemption or the disabled person’s exemption on your new home. When you get the new exemption you can benefit by transferring a percentage of school taxes paid on your former home. Please note: only a percentage of your school taxes will be brought to your new property. It is not always in your best interest to move your exemption after January 1.