Tex. Tax Code Section 25.08


Except as provided by Subsections (b) through (f), an improvement may be listed in the name of the owner of the land on which the improvement is located.


If a person who is not entitled to exemption owns an improvement on exempt land, the improvement shall be listed in the name of the owner of the improvement.


When a person other than the owner of an improvement owns the land on which the improvement is located, the land and the improvement shall be listed separately in the name of the owner of each if either owner files with the chief appraiser before May 1 a written request for separate taxation on a form furnished for that purpose together with proof of separate ownership. After an improvement qualifies for taxation separate from land, the qualification remains effective in subsequent tax years and need not be requested again. However, the qualification ceases when ownership of the land or the improvement is transferred or either owner files a request to cancel the separate taxation.


Within 30 days after an owner of land or an improvement qualifies for separate taxation or cancels a qualification, the chief appraiser shall deliver a written notice of the qualification or cancellation to the other owner.


A manufactured home shall be listed together with the land on which the home is located if:


the statement of ownership for the home issued under Section 1201.207 (Issuance of Statement of Ownership), Occupations Code, reflects that the owner has elected to treat the home as real property; and


a copy of the statement of ownership has been filed in the real property records in the county in which the home is located.


A manufactured home shall be listed separately from the land on which the home is located if either of the conditions provided by Subsection (e) is not satisfied.


The chief appraiser shall apportion a residence homestead exemption for property consisting of land and a manufactured home listed separately on the tax roll on a pro rata basis based on the appraised value of the land and the manufactured home.
Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2271, ch. 841, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982. Amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., 1st C.S., p. 158, ch. 13, Sec. 100, eff. Jan. 1, 1982; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 338, Sec. 45, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 221 (H.B. 252), Sec. 2(b), eff. January 1, 2012.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 408 (H.B. 2019), Sec. 83, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 25.08 — Improvements, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/TX/htm/TX.­25.­htm#25.­08 (accessed May 25, 2024).

May 25, 2024

§ 25.08’s source at texas​.gov