Starting in October the tax assessors are beginning to mail property tax bills for the year which is due in full by January 31 to avoid costly late fees. Note: Failure to receive a property tax statement does not waive penalty and interest.
Your property tax dollars are used to fund community services such as:
- Public schools
- Infrastructure projects
- Police and fire departments
- And other local services
The tax rates set by local elected officials at your school district, county commissioners court, and city council every year help determine how much your property tax bill will be.
Texas REALTORS® works to fight for laws that make property taxes fairer and more transparent. To learn more about property taxes, visit https://knowyourtaxes.org/.
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