Late Homestead Filing
Homestead related property tax filings are due each year by March 1st. But if because of extenuating circumstances you miss the filing date all hope is not lost. Late filing of Applications for Homestead may be accepted at the Property Appraiser’s discretion up until around Sept. 10th each year. Applications for missed exemptions or forgotten portability are considered to “piggyback” on the basic Homestead filing and in some cases may be accepted as late as October 31st. If you are not approved for Late Filing by the Property Appraiser then the Value Adjustment Board can override their decision. Sometimes it can be crucial that your late filing application be approved for the current year otherwise you’ll lose the associated savings for another year. If you’re selling your home, and you can’t get a late portability filing approved, you can lose those savings forever!