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#12099043 - 02/17/17 10:08 AM Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office
Uncle Zeek Offline
"Good News, Everyone!"

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 20000
Loc: Lewisville
I filed a homestead exemption on my home this year, as I bought it last July and now qualify for the exemption. Just got a "Request for Additional Information" notice in the mail. Guess what they wanted??


"Explain why your mailing address is different from the property address"


Don't lots of people get mail delivered to a PO Box, their office, a private mail drop, etc rather than to their home? Or is it really that unusual? My explanatory statement was two words: "MAILBOX THIEVES"
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I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need: https://texaslawhelp.org/

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#12099072 - 02/17/17 10:24 AM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
PondFish Offline
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Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 1924
You probably want to give a little more detail than that.

I'm in the mortgage business. We see situations where the same property will have different addresses for County taxes, 911 dispatch (Patriot Act), USPS delivery and just common directions.

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#12099090 - 02/17/17 10:29 AM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78878
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
send this back in response.

to whom it may concern: your last letter did not arrive and I am not sure what you would like me to do now. thank you.


that'll screw em up for a couple of weeks
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#12099092 - 02/17/17 10:30 AM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
RedRanger Offline
burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23251
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
I filed a homestead exemption on my home this year, as I bought it last July and now qualify for the exemption. Just got a "Request for Additional Information" notice in the mail. Guess what they wanted??


"Explain why your mailing address is different from the property address"


Don't lots of people get mail delivered to a PO Box, their office, a private mail drop, etc rather than to their home? Or is it really that unusual? My explanatory statement was two words: "MAILBOX THIEVES"


It probably meets one of the requirement to ask for further explanation if a person mailing address isn't their property address.

I am sure Mailbox thieves will probably work

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#12099287 - 02/17/17 12:03 PM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
joebass2 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 4037
Loc: Lewisville, texas
The assumption is made that you live (and get mail) at the location you call a homestead, otherwise it doesn't qualify as a homestead.

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#12099307 - 02/17/17 12:22 PM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Bigbob_FTW Offline
Big Sprocket Bob

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 48787
Loc: White Settlement, TX.
Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
I filed a homestead exemption on my home this year, as I bought it last July and now qualify for the exemption. Just got a "Request for Additional Information" notice in the mail. Guess what they wanted??


"Explain why your mailing address is different from the property address"


Don't lots of people get mail delivered to a PO Box, their office, a private mail drop, etc rather than to their home? Or is it really that unusual? My explanatory statement was two words: "MAILBOX THIEVES"


we use a PO box for that very reason.
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#12099313 - 02/17/17 12:27 PM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
MV Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3890
Loc: richardson tx usa
also send them a copy of your DL . explain this where you get mail sent to

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#12099317 - 02/17/17 12:33 PM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: MV]
Uncle Zeek Offline
"Good News, Everyone!"

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 20000
Loc: Lewisville
Originally Posted By: MV
also send them a copy of your DL . explain this where you get mail sent to


When I sent the application, I included a copy of my DL with my home address and a copy of a water bill with the house as my service address. Thats why this request surprised me
_________________________
"Decency is not news; it is buried in the obituaries --but it is a force stronger than crime" ~ Robert A. Heinlein, 1952

I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need: https://texaslawhelp.org/

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#12099345 - 02/17/17 12:49 PM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
6StringMercenary Offline
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Registered: 09/26/13
Posts: 2226
Loc: Deep Ellum
I love creative writing prompts like that. Makes me get all sorts of surreal. Granted, it's not very constructive if I'm trying to do business.

But, and I mean this sincerely, I'd love to see the face on the person reading a response that went into detail explaining that originally the addresses were the same...but one night Uncle Lou got to drinking and decided he wanted to play with his crane and flatbed semi a little bit...

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#12099356 - 02/17/17 12:53 PM Re: Just got the most extraordinary letter from the county appraisal office [Re: Uncle Zeek]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7279
Loc: Albany
We have no choice out here . No mail delivery.
Just PO Box

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