Fort Bend County Tax Assessor/Collector, Patsy Schultz, is notifying the public of new legislation which will be effective September 1, 2011. House Bill 252 imposes new requirements for those property owners who apply for General Residential Exemptions, Over-65 Exemptions, Disability Exemptions, 100% Disabled Veteran Exemptions and Extension of Exemptions for a Surviving Spouse.
Exemption applications filed at the central appraisal district on or after September 1 must include a copy of the applicant’s Texas driver’s license or DPS identification card. Address on the driver’s license or identification card MUST be the same as the address on which you are filing a homestead exemption application. If the applicant does not own a vehicle, a notarized affidavit certifying that they do not own a car and a utility bill with the same address as the application for homestead exemption must be submitted.
“These mandated changes have been issued in an effort to prevent property owners from applying for homestead exemptions on more than one property”. Schultz added, “These applications must be filed with the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District, 2801 B F Terry Blvd, Rosenberg, TX 77471, Phone 281-344-8623.”
If you have questions, please call the Tax Office at 281-341-3710. Our office is located at 1317 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX 77469-3623.