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Over65 (OA65)-Disabled Person (DP)-Disabled Veteran (DV)

Eligibility

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. 


Payment Options

 
Deferral

Texans who are 65 years of age or older or disabled person/Veteran may postpone paying current and/or delinquent property taxes due on their homes by signing a residence homestead tax deferral. The individual must own the property and occupy the property as a residence homestead. Utilizing the deferral exemption is only a postponement of the taxes; this does not eliminate the responsibility of paying taxes on your property.

When filing a tax deferral you should know the following:

    • Once the affidavit is on file, any and all taxes will accumulate with 5 percent interest per year for each tax year that is due. (0.4167% per month)
    • A tax deferral does not cancel penalties, interest or attorney fees that were already due.
    • Taxes will become due when the homeowner or surviving spouse no longer owns and resides in the home. If the tax debt remains unpaid, after 180 days from the change in residency, full penalties and interest will be imposed and taxing units may take legal action to collect the past due amount.
    • The law extends the tax deferral to the surviving spouse of the person who deferred taxes on the homestead if the surviving spouse is at least 55 years old when the deceased spouse passes away.

If you have a Mortgage/Reverse Mortgage Company you will need to know:

    • Before applying for a deferral you should contact your mortgage company to ensure they honor a deferral under your agreement.
    • Your mortgage company can choose to pay your taxes at any time while they have a lien on your property.
    • If you plan on participating in a reverse mortgage, they will require all taxes be paid in full annually, including all past due taxes before they will complete your paperwork.

To postpone tax payments, you must file a Tax Deferral Affidavit and submit it to: 

Williamson Central Appraisal District
625 FM 1460
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 930-3787

To remove the tax deferral, please complete the Deferral Removal Form and submit to:

Williamson County Tax Office
904 S. Main St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Fax (512) 943-1619