Frequently Asked Questions
Tax bills for each year are mailed in October and are due upon receipt. January 31st of each year is the last day to pay without penalty or interest. The taxes become delinquent on February 1st of each year and are subject to penalty and interest. If January 31st falls on a weekend, payment is considered timely if it is made on the next business day. Payments made by mail need to be post marked January 31st or prior.
If you do not receive a tax statement, you can print a tax statement from this website or contact the Tax Office for assistance.
Failure to receive a tax statement does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty or interest, the due date, the existence of a tax lien or any procedure instituted to collect a tax. (Section 31.01 (g), Texas Property Tax Code)
You will need to forward your statement to your mortgage company.
You will need to contact your local Appraisal District at 940-627-3081 regarding ownership.
You can contact your local Appraisal District at 940-627-3081 to correct your mailing address.
We accept cash, check, money order or credit card. You may also pay online using a debit, credit card or an electronic check. Convenience fees will apply to all debit, credit card or electronic check payments.
Yes, we do accept partial payments. Penalty and interest are incurred only on the portion of the tax that remains unpaid.
8 - What kind of payment options are available to taxpayers with an over-65 or disable person exemption?
Taxpayers with an over-65 or a disabled person exemption can pay current taxes in four installments without penalty or interest. The taxpayer must request quarterly payments in writing by January 31st. The payment schedule is as follows:
¼ by January 31st
¼ by March 31st
¼ by May 31st
¼ by July 31st
If taxes are not paid by January 31st, penalties and interest will accrue as follows:
Month Penalty Interest Total
February 6% 1% 7%
March 7% 2% 9%
April 8% 3% 11%
May 9% 4% 13%
June 10% 5% 15%
July 12% 6% 18%
Penalty reaches a 12% maximum and interest will increase 1% each month.
April 1st- Additional 20% attorney fees are added to any unpaid balance on business personal property and to personal property accounts (mobile homes).
July 1st- Additional 20% attorney fees will be added to any unpaid balance on real property accounts.
Exemptions reduce the taxable value of your property and lower the amount due on your tax statement. To file for an exemption, contact your local Appraisal District 940-627-3081.
The Tax-Assessor Collector is restricted from waiving or deferring penalty and interest on a delinquent property tax. Penalty and interest fees resulting from failure to timely pay a property tax are statutory. Only the governing body for the taxing unit(s) that impose a tax on a property may authorize the waiver of a penalty and interest under specific criteria. (Section 33.011 Texas Property Tax Code)