Homestead exemptions on property taxes save taxpayers money and they are easy to obtain. The Orange County Appraisal District gives the exemptions through filling out a simple form.
Some people recently have gotten a mailed form through a company called Homestead Designation Services with an Austin address. The company will file for the homeowners exemption for a $45 fee.
Orange County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Scott Overton said it’s a kind of scam because filing the forms “is absolutely free.”
The local forms are online. They may also be mailed or filled out in person at the appraisal district’s office, 9157 Interstate 10 East.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-