Caldwell County Encouraging Applications for Storm Tax Exemption

Months may have passed since Winter Storm Uri swept through Texas, but many Central Texans continue to feel its impact while in recovery. The Caldwell County Appraisal District is encouraging as property owners as possible who were affected to apply for temporary property tax relief, which is still available.

“The City [of Lockhart] is looking for all ways possible to help our citizens that had damage or loss during the winter storm,” said Lockhart Mayor Lew White. “Please read the details of the possible property tax relief program to see if you qualify.”

Qualified properties includes homes, apartments, commercial, and industrial buildings with at least 15-percent damage to receive a tax exemption of a portion of its appraised value.

After applying, the county’s appraisal district staff will assess the damage, which will help determine how much aid a property owner will receive.

“Caldwell County property owners will spend the next few months rebuilding their homes and businesses,” said Caldwell County Chief Appraiser, Shanna Ramzinski. “This temporary exemption can offer some property tax relief during this difficult time.”

The deadline to apply is 105th day of the governor’s issuance of the disaster declaration, which is May 28, 2021.

CLICK HERE for the application.

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