January 08, 2023

San Antonio and Bexar County Homestead Exemption

How much is the homestead exemption in San Antonio, Bexar County?

San Antonio is the seat of Bexar County. Homeowners in Bexar County get $100,000 general homestead exemption from their school district. Bexar County also provides a 20% homestead exemption. The City of San Antonio provides a 20% exemption on your net appraised value. Bexar County healthcare district provides a 20% exemption. Other taxing units in the county can offer a minimum of $5,000 exemption, upto 20%. Here is the official list of exemptions in Bexar County

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 you specific exemptions. You can check your applicable exemptions on Bexar County Appraisal District's property search page. Scroll to the
"Taxing Jurisdiction" section. Here is an example:

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

Is Bexar County homestead exemption form online?

Yes, a fillable PDF is available online at the Bexar CAD Website. Fill it up online, print it and mail it or drop it off at BCAD office along with copies of supporting documents.

When is the Bexar County homestead exemption deadline?

Bexar 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 my Bexar County homestead exemption status?

You can check your homestead exemption status on Bexar CAD's property search page. Search for your property and open your property details page. You should see your homestead exemption status on the property details page. Under 'Exemptions', you should see 'HS' mentioned. Here is an example:

Bexar County homestead exemption status

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