Here is your annual cheat sheet for property tax dates and deadlines for homeowners.
January 31: Last day to pay previous years’ property taxes without penalty and interest. If you have a mortgage most lenders collect the property taxes each month, hold it in escrow, then pay the tax bill on your behalf each year. If you are unsure contact your mortgage lender. Note: Failure to receive a property tax statement does not waive penalty and interest.
Mid-April: Tax assessor mails appraised value and property taxes for the current year.
May 15: Last day to file a protest for property taxes with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB).
October 1: Tax assessor mails tax bills for the year. Note: Failure to receive a property tax statement does not waive penalty and interest.
County-specific resources are below:
IMPORTANT: Don’t get scammed! Learn how homeowners are getting defrauded with fake property tax debts or fees for services.
- Owners receive letters in the mail from solicitors offering to file their homestead application for a fee. Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the appraisal district.
- Fraud Alert warning from the Texas Comptroller’s Office
- Common Scams warning from the Attorney General of Texas
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