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Texas Property Tax Code Sec. 11.1825 Tax Exemption Program Guidelines








To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must provide a completed application.  Once a completed application is received, Harris County will consider the request within 60 days of its receipt.


Nothing herein shall imply or suggest that the Commissioners Court is obligated to grant a tax exemption to any applicant.  All qualified applicants shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.  A tax exemption is not automatic and will be based on the goals and criteria of the County.


Harris County Budget Management Department (“BMD”) is charged with determining if there is the need for the type of housing proposed in the subject area and recommending action to the Commissioners Court.


If, in the opinion of the BMD, there is substantiated need then it will recommend that Commissioners Court approve a percentage to apply to the requested exemption.  Please note that approval by Commissioners Court is neither a determination that the property is qualified for the exemption nor a grant of the exemption, but merely a prerequisite to such qualification and grant.  It is the responsibility of your organization to submit to the Harris County Appraisal District the requisite application on a timely basis.  We advise that you seek professional advice should the requirements of the process be unclear.  This office cannot assist or advise you in the qualification process.


It is also the responsibility of your organization to apply for approval directly with any relevant taxing entities other than Harris County.


Notice of the County’s actions will be sent to the applicant and to the Chief Appraiser within 5 days of Commissioners Court action.


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