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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Erath County Order Adopting a Tax Limitation of Residence Homesteads of Persons over the Age of 65

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AN ORDER ADOPTING A TAX LIMITATION ON RESIDENCE HOMESTEADS OF PERSONS WHO ARE SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND OTHER MATTERS INCIDENT AND RELATED THERETO


WHEREAS, Section 1-b(h), Article VIII, Texas Constitution authorizes the governing body of a city, county or junior college district, to adopt a tax limitation on the residence homesteads of persons who are sixty-five years of age or older so that the amount of taxes imposed by a city, county

or junior college district may not be increased while it remains the residence homestead of that person; and 


WHEREAS, the Commissioners' Court of Erath County, Texas have determined that it would benefit the residents of Erath County, Texas to adopt a tax limitation on the residence homesteads of those persons who are sixty-five years of age or older, and

WHEREAS, the Commissioners' Court of Erath County, Texas finds and determines that the actions herein described are in the best interests of the residents of Erath County;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE COMMISSIONERS' COURT OF ERA TH COUNTY, TEXAS:

Section 1. That the recitals set forth are true and correct.

Section 2. That pursuant to the authority granted to the Commissioners' Court of Erath, County, Texas, in section 1-b(h), Article VIII, Texas Constitution that there is hereby adopted a tax limitation on the residence homesteads of persons sixty-five years of age or older.

Section 3. That the tax limitation adopted herein shall be administered in accordance with Section 11.261, Texas Property Tax Code, that provides the amount of taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of persons sixty-five years of age or older are limited as provided therein.

Section 4. That it is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this Order is adopted was open to the public and public notice of the time, place and subject matter of the public business to be considered at such meeting was given as required by law.


PASSED AND APPROVED this 28th day of December, 2021


Please Contact the Erath County Appraisal District for information and submission of applications.

1195 W South Loop,  Stephenville TX 76401, Phone: 254.965.5434


Order and Application can be found here...

Order Adopting Tax Limit on 65yr and older (PDF)

Residence Homestead Exemption Application (PDF)

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