The Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) is encouraging property owners to file for a homestead exemption on property they own and live in as of Jan. 1. TCAD is also launching an exemption helpline and webinar series aimed at helping Travis County property owners complete their applications and navigate the property tax system.
This year, TCAD has established a new exemption helpline to help property owners with their applications. By calling 512-873-1560, Travis County residents can speak with a customer service representative who can answer their questions about eligibility and documentation, walk them through their application, and help with submitting a completed application. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additionally, TCAD has launched a new webinar series aimed at helping property owners understand the property tax system. Topics that will be covered include types of homestead exemptions, understanding Notices of Appraised Value, and the protest process. The first webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. and will cover property tax bills, payment options, and appraisal remedies.
Travis County property owners can view the current exemptions on their property, review a list of available homestead exemptions, and download or complete exemption application forms online at www.traviscad.org. The TCAD Homestead Helpline can be reached at 512-873-1560. Property owners can register for the 2021 Property Owner Webinar Series at www.traviscad.org/webinars.