March 25, 2023

Fort Bend County Homestead Exemption: All you need to know

How much is the homestead exemption in Fort Bend County?

Fort Bend homeowners County get $100,000 general homestead exemption from their school district. Most cities in the county offer a $5,000 general exemption and an additional exemption for seniors and disabled. Other taxing units in the county can offer a minimum of $5,000 exemption, upto 20%.

If your ISD tax rate is 1.3%, then you save $520 on school district taxes. Similar savings are available from other taxing units.

In addition, if you are over 65 years of age or disabled, you get an extra $10,000 to $25,000 off on your school district appraised value. Other taxing units may also offer specific exemptions for seniors and disabled.

How to apply for homestead exemption in Fort Bend?

Fort Bend county homestead application is available online at They have a video walk through as well.

When is the Fort Bend County homestead exemption deadline?

Fort Bend county homestead exemption applications are due by April 30th each year. Beginning Jan 1st 2022, you can apply for your homestead exemption as soon as you move in and get your Texas DL updated. In case you forgot to apply, you can claim homestead exemption retroactively for upto 2 years

How do I check Fort Bend homestead exemption status?

You can check your Fort Bend County Homestead Exemption status on Fort Bend County Appraisal District's property search page. You can search by your address, account or owner name. Once the record shows up, click on it and go to your property details page. Scroll to the "Exemptions" section. Here is an example:

Fort Bend County homestead exemption gives you $100,000 off the appraised value

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