Tax exemptions are determined by the status of the occupant on January 1st of each tax year. To apply for a Homestead Exemption, a homeowner must be occupying the property as his homestead on January 1st of the tax year in which the exemption is granted.
You have until April 30th of that same year to file this exemption. Most counties have Exemption Forms on their website. Use the list below to find your county and corresponding website. For additional information, call your county appraisal district.