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Consumer Alert Warning: Homestead Designation Services

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District does not charge a fee to file a Residential Homestead Exemption. 
The forms to file a Residential Homestead Exemption are always free.

If you have received this letter in the mail it is not from the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District.


Do not repond to this letter before speaking to an attorney or the appraisal district.

Please read the bottom of the letter carefully.

Homestead Recording Service is not a government agency, nor is it associated with any taxing authority.

Please pay attention to the fine print from the bottom of the page. 

This document is an advertisement of service. It is not an official document of the State of Texas. The designation of homestead under the TEXAS PROPERTY CODE is distinct from the homestead tax exemption under the TEXAS TAX CODE. If a homeowner files for and receive a TAX EXEMPTION, they will receive a Designation of Homestead eventually for free. For information regarding the homestead tax exemption contact your tax appraisal district. For information regarding homestead designation under the TEXAS PROPERTY CODE, contact your attorney.
Homestead property is protected under Texas law. Recording a "Designation of Homestead" in the public records is optional. To file a designation of homestead, you are not required to use this form or this service. Prices subject to change without notice.




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