How do I get a general 20% residence homestead exemption?

For the 20% general residence homestead exemption, you may submit an Application for Residential Homestead Exemption (PDF) and supporting documentation, with the appraisal district where the property is located. Once you receive the exemption, you do not need to reapply unless the chief appraiser sends you a new application. In that case, you must file the new application. If you should move or your qualification ends, you must inform the appraisal district in writing before the next May 1st. A list of appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available online. If you do not already have the school or county exemption. If you have already filed for an exemption the new 20% exemption will automatically be applied. 

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1. Do I, as a homeowner, get a tax break from property taxes?
2. Do all homes qualify for residence homestead exemptions?
3. What residence homestead exemptions are available?
4. How do I get a general 20% residence homestead exemption?
5. What is the deadline for filing a residence homestead exemption?
6. May I continue to receive the residence homestead exemption on my home if I move away temporarily?
7. If I live in a home that has multiple owners, can I qualify for the residence homestead exemption on the home?
8. How much will I save with the homestead exemption?
9. If the owners are married, can they claim two homestead exemptions?
10. What happens to the homestead exemption if I rent my home?
11. If my home is damaged or destroyed in a disaster, is my homestead exemption affected?