Dallas Central Appraisal District News Release March 8, 2021
The Dallas Central Appraisal District is informing property owners of the availability of a new temporary disaster exemption. On February 12, 2021, the Texas Governor declared a state of disaster for all 254 counties in Texas due to the recent severe winter weather. Property owners who have experienced at least 15 percent physical damage to their qualifying property as a result of the recent winter storm and prolonged freezing temperatures may apply for a temporary exemption under Texas Property Tax Code Section 11.35, Temporary Exemption for Qualified Property Damaged by Disaster.
This tax code section allows a qualified property that is at least 15 percent damaged by a disaster in a governor-declared disaster area to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of the appraised value of the property.
Qualified property includes improvements to real property such as houses and buildings, certain manufactured homes as well as tangible personal property used for the production of income (Business Personal Property).
The property owner must apply for the temporary exemption no later than 105 days after the governor declares a disaster area. The deadline to file the application for the “Temporary Exemption Property Damaged by Disaster” is no later than May 28, 2021.
Supporting documentation must be included with application (i.e. insurance claims, inspection reports, photos, repair costs, receipts, etc.). The disaster exemption application form can be found online at https://www.dallascad.org/forms.aspx (Exemption Forms), Exemption Application for Temporary Disaster. The form should be mailed to the address located on the top left section of the form, which is
Dallas Central Appraisal District
ATTN: 11.35 Disaster Exemption
PO Box 560328
Dallas, Texas 75356-0328
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