NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR HOMESTEAD APPLICATIONS
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
The Texas Legislature enacted changes to the residence homestead application process.
The homestead applications must now be accompanied by:
A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state-issued personal identification card
AND a copy of the applicant's vehicle registration receipt.
The addresses shown on each of the documents must be the same as the address for which the homestead exemption is sought.
For those who do not own a vehicle, will be required to submit a notarized affidavit certifying that fact and provide a copy of a current utility bill. The addresses shown on each of the documents must be the same as the address for which the homestead is sought.
HOUSE BILL 252 PASSED IN THE 82ND REGULAR SESSION MANDATES THAT THESE ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION IN ORDER FOR THE EXEMPTION TO BE GRANTED