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Texas Appraisal District Tax Information


As a property owner in Texas, you are required to pay ad valorem taxes on Real Estate.  Property is taxed each year by a variety of jurisdictions, and usually includes county, city and school district.  Junior college and hospital tax will typically be built into overall tax assessments also.When purchasing property in Texas, you must notify the proper taxing authorities of your ownership so the tax rolls will reflect the change.  You may do so by contacting the appropriate tax appraisal district.  Each county within the State of Texas has their own appraisal district, however, most of the districts that this office typically works with are listed below.  If you want more complete property tax information or need to research a county not listed here, the State Comptroller has a site that is available for public use: www.window.state.tx.us .Several forms of tax relief are available in Texas.  Among these are various exemptions which may reduce the taxable value of your property.  Applying for exemptions is the property owner’s responsibility, therefore, it is important to contact the appropriate County Tax Appraisal District to learn more about the following types of exemptions:

General Homestead Exemption Over 65 Exemption
Disabled Individual Exemption Disabled Veteran’s Exemption

Tax statements are generally mailed in October of each year.  The taxes are payable on or after October 1.  However, you may elect to pay them as late as January 31 without penalty or interest.  Taxes become delinquent February 1, and on this date penalties and interest accrue.  If you receive a Tax Statement and your mortgage company is escrowing funds for taxes from your monthly payments, forward the Tax Statement to your mortgage company for payment of taxes.For your convenience, the Appraisal Districts may be contacted by phone or online.

Collin County Appraisal District 972-578-5200 www.collincad.org
Dallas County Central Appraisal District 214-631-0910 www.dallascad.org
Denton County Appraisal District 940-566-0904 www.dentoncad.com
Ellis County Appraisal District 972-937-3552 www.elliscad.org
Rockwall County Appraisal District 972-771-2034 www.txcountydata.com
Tarrant County Appraisal District 817-284-0024 www.tad.org

 

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