How do I declare a homestead?

Upon purchasing a home, simply contact the appraisal district for the county in which the home is located, and request the necessary forms for declaring your homestead.

Dallas County (214) 631-0910
Collin County (972) 578-5200
Denton County (972) 434-2602 Metro
Collin County (817) 284-3925

After you move into your new home, you may receive solicitations in the mail offering to file homestead paperwork for you in exchange for a fee. It is not necessary to pay anyone to perform this service for you. The process is simple, and there is no charge to declare a homestead.