Understanding the Property Tax Process

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Texas Taxpayers' Remedies
Texas Taxpayers' Bill of Rights
Property Tax Systems Basics

The Appraisal Process


Local Protest:   Appraisal Protest and Appeals, Appraisal Review Board and Arbitration information


To view the Texas Property Tax Code in its entirety visit the Texas Window on State Government Web site.

* Property Tax Code citations.

** (Exemption applications for cemeteries, charitable organizations, private schools, nonprofit water and wastewater supply corporations, and other nonprofit organizations must be filed within one year of acquiring the property.)

** (Persons turning 65 during a tax year must apply for the over-65 homestead exemption within one year of qualifying for the exemption for that tax year.)

NOTE: The calendar shows the most important property tax deadlines for appraisal districts, taxing units, and property owners in the tax year. When the last day for performing an act falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, Sec. 1.06, Property Tax Code, designates the deadline as the next regular business day. Check with the local appraisal district office or tax office if a due date falls on the weekend or holiday. The office will state whether a postmarked date of the next regular business day is acceptable. The deadlines shown on the calendar have been adjusted accordingly.