The Blog

Homestead Exemption Filing Time

Did you purchase a new home in 2015?  If so, it is time to file your Homestead Exemption if the new home is your primary residence so that you can save money on your property tax bill from Travis County.

The necessary form with the instructions are on my website.  This form needs to be notarized, so allow time to do that as well.  Make sure to mail it to Travis County before April 30th.

Did you actually purchase your home before 2015 but never filed for your Homestead Exemption?  You can have the exemption retro active for up to two years.

Other possible exemptions:

  • Disabled Person Exemption
  • 65 or older
  • Surviving Spouse of Individual who qualified for the 65 or older exemption
  • 100% Disabled Veteran

Click below for the form:

River Place Fountain Returns!

After several year of drought restrictions, River Place (Austin) residents are greeted by the fountains once again!

River Place Residents – How Annexation Effects Services (trash, parks, nature trail)

The River Place Municipal Utility District provided this helpful summary of why the City of Austin may not take over all of the services currently provided by the MUD:


Link to PDF of MUD letter to residents