You can apply for a homestead exemption with the Harris County Appraisal District (Phone: 713-224-1919, ext. 2390), to protect your primary residence from seizure in some legal proceedings and to reduce your taxable value by 20%.
City of El Lago
The City of El Lago also grants over age 65 homeowners a $10,000 reduction on their assessed property values for taxing purposes. A reduction may be available for disabled veterans as well.
Galveston County Central Appraisal District
The school district in the Galveston County Central Appraisal District (Phone: 281-474-4489) grants homestead exemptions and other reductions of property taxes if over 65. Contact each taxing entity for more details. For information regarding your school taxes, call 281-338-5830.