If you are 65 years of age or older (OA65), a disabled person(DP), or a disabled veteran (DV) with a service-connected disability and the property is your residence homestead you may qualify for an additional exemption on your property. These exemptions can freeze your taxes per the Property Tax Code (section 11.26) and impact your tax bill if you are eligible.
Exemptions are administered by the Williamson Central Appraisal District. Apply for your OA65, DP, or DV Exemptions online for free.
School Tax Ceiling
The homestead tax ceiling is a limit on the amount of school taxes you must pay on your residence. When you qualify your home for an Over-65 or Disabled Person Homestead Exemption, the school taxes on that home will not increase as long as the exemption is in place. The tax ceiling freezes your school taxes at the amount you pay in the year that you qualify for the exemption.
The school taxes on your home may go below the ceiling, but not above. If you improve the home (other than normal repairs or maintenance), the tax ceiling may be adjusted to account for the value of the new additions (i.e.: a new garage, extra room or other fixed structure that adds value).
You can find a list of other taxing entities that have adopted a local option tax ceiling freeze and exemptions on our Tax Rates and Exemptions list.
Transferring a Tax Ceiling
A tax ceiling can be transferred from a homestead you recently sold to your new homestead within Texas. Contact the Williamson Central Appraisal District for the necessary steps to take.
Once you have qualified for an exemption you may contact the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector's office. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have in regard to your tax bill.