Disaster Exemption Available Following Winter Storm


March 2nd , 2021

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX — On February 12, 2021, Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, certified that severe winter weather posed an imminent threat of widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to prolonged freezing temperatures, heavy snow, and freezing rain statewide. He declared a
state of disaster in all 254 counties, including Fort Bend County.

Properties that sustained at least 15% physical damage as a result of the recent disaster may qualify for a temporary exemption. (Property Tax Code Section 11.35)

“The recent winter weather event had a significant impact throughout Fort Bend County. As a part of the recovery process, we want to alert the public that they may be eligible for a temporary disaster exemption for physical damage to their property,” said Jordan Wise, Chief Appraiser.