Email, Marya D. Crigler, RPA, chief appraiser, Travis Central Appraisal District, April 6, 2017

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:01 PM

To: Marya D. Crigler


Hello again. A colleague is asking me to unpack the distinction between single-family residences and homesteads.


Is the following accurate?


Single-family residences sweep in townhouses, condominiums, row houses and owner-occupied duplexes as well as mobile homes, whether an owner lives there or not. Homesteads are limited to residences claimed as a homestead, which can qualify for state and local tax exemptions.


If so, in 2016 Austin had xxxx single-family residences. Among them, property-owners claimed xxxx homestead exemptions. Can you fill in my xxxxx blanks?




2:09 p.m.

In 2016 there were 183,423 single family residences of which 130,253 claimed a homestead exemption.



Marya D. Crigler, RPA

Chief Appraiser

Travis Central Appraisal District