All BCAD residential building measurements are done from the exterior, with individual measurements rounded to the closest foot. This measurement includes all closet space, hallways, and interior staircases. Attached garages are not included in the square footage of living area, but valued separately. Living area above attached garages is included in the square footage living area of the dwelling. Living area above detached garages is not included in the square footage living area of the dwelling but is valued separately. This method is used on all residential properties in Brazoria County to ensure the uniformity of square footage of living area measurements district-wide. There can be a reasonable variance between the BCAD square footage and your square footage measurement, especially if your square footage measurement was an interior measurement or an exterior measurement to the inch.
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Each form is available in .pdf format and is fill-able - meaning you can digitally type in all your information.
All forms should be submitted by mail, fax, or hand-delivery, unless otherwise noted.
The exemptions outlined in this section are collectively considered "Residence Homestead" exemptions. The reason for this is that each of these exemptions require that you own and occupy your property as your primary residence.
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SPECIAL NOTICE: This page is intended as a "general purpose" guide to help you apply for exemptions in which you qualify. Your situation may fall outside the scope and limitations of this guide and, therefore, may be subject to additional requirements. Please contact our office directly for instructions that most appropriately relate to your particular situation. Following the steps on this page IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF EXEMPTION APPROVAL. ALL APPLICATIONS AND ATTACHMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ENFORCEMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE.