HARRIS COUNTY & PCT. 2: Property Tax Relief via increased Homestead Exemption for seniors & disabled homeowners

Plan goes into effect for next years’ tax bills

Harris County, TX — TODAY, Harris County Commissioners Court passed an expansion of the Homestead Exemption for seniors, disabled veterans, and homeowners living with disabilities. The increased Exemption now applies to qualifying homeowners with homes valued up to $286,250.

The plan passed by a vote of 5-0. It eliminates county property tax liability for seniors 65 years of age and older, as well as disabled homeowners, and disabled military veterans, with homes valued at $286,250 or less. Qualifying homeowners would save at least $500 next year (and annually going forward) on their property tax bills. The plan takes effects for next year’s tax bills.

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia said, “Meaningful tax reform is coming to Harris County seniors and people living with disabilities. This population is particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this will help them. It also stems the tide of gentrification because of rising appraisal values in our historic neighborhoods. I’m proud to be the first Commissioner since 2008 to submit this and put money back into the pockets of hardworking families.”