Warning: Company seeks payment for homestead exemption

The Hays Central Appraisal District is issuing a notice to taxpayers in Hays County to be aware of a letter they could receive from a company that offers to file application for homestead exemption with the Appraisal District for a $55.00 processing fee. Taxpayers can do it for free, Chief Appraiser, David G. Valle said of applying for the exemption. Valle said that some taxpayers are confused and think the company is associated with the Appraisal District. We have been getting quite a number of calls from property owners about this company and if it is legitimate. The company mailings in Hays County only contain a Post Office box in Austin, Texas and no telephone number. If Hays County property owners have any questions, please contact the Hays Central Appraisal District at 512-268-2522.