Brownwood police warn of property document scam

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BROWNWOOD, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Brownwood Police Department (BPD) issued a warning Thursday evening regarding a scam involving homestead document forms.

Those receiving the forms are prompted to pay $45 for a homestead exemption via the Brown County Appraisal District, according to BPD.

In the example form provided by BPD, “This mailer is an advertisement for services. This document is not an official State of Texas form. Homestead Designation Services is a private concern not affiliated with any governmental entity.” can be found in fine print of the document. 

Legitimate homestead exemption forms are free to the public to complete, and can be found here

Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the Brown County Appraisal District at 325-643-5676.

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