Property Tax Calendar

 

There are numerous important dates and deadlines during the tax year.  Many, such as the January 1 assessment date, are specifically stated in the Texas Property Tax Code.

Others, such as a property owner’s deadline to file a notice of protest, may depend on the date the chief appraiser performs an action (in this case, the date he mails a notice of appraised value to the property owner).

Remember: if the last day to perform an action falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, Property Tax Code Section 1.06 designates the next regular business day as the deadline.

January 31
This is the last day to pay taxes before delinquency.  The first payment on quarter payment plans for over sixty-five and disability homestead accounts is due on or before this date.

February 1
Penalty and interest charges begin to accrue on taxes for the preceding year.  Penalty begins at 6% and increases monthly to a maximum of 12% in July.  Interest begins to accrue at the rate of 1% per month until the account is paid in full.

March 31
This is the last day to make 2nd payment on a quarter payment plan.

April 30
This is the last day to file an exemption application at Austin County Appraisal District

May 31
This is the last day to make 3rd payment on a quarter payment plan.  This is the last day to file a protest with Austin County Appraisal District for the current year.

July 1
All delinquent accounts for the current year are turned over to the tax attorneys for collection.  A collection penalty of 15% of the total unpaid balance is added to the current delinquent accounts.

July 25
The Chief Appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing units

July 31
This is the last day to make final payment on a payment plan.

September 25
This is the last day for taxing units to set the tax rate.

September 30
All tax rates must be set by taxing units.

October 1
The current collection period begins.  Tax Bills are mailed on or as soon as possible thereafter this date, throughout the county to real and personal property owners.

November 30
This is the last day to make the first payment on the half payment option.

Please be aware, there is NO CHARGE to file a homestead exemption application with the appraisal district. Homestead applications are available: on this website on the forms page, at the Austin County Appraisal District office located at 906 E. Amelia St. Bellville, TX 77418, or the Texas Comptroller web site at https://comptroller.texas.gov (Enter Homestead Exemption in the search box.). Please contact our office at 979-865-9124 if you have any questions concerning this matter.
Contact Information
979-865-9124979-865-3296austincad@gmail.com
906 E. Amelia St.
Bellville, Texas 77418
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chief Appraiser
Greg Cook, RPA
2021 DUE DATES

2021 Notices of Appraised Value will be sent to property owners whose value increased $1000 or more, new property owners, and owners who had an exemption removed. Please feel free to call the Appraisal District if you have any questions.

Business Personal Property Renditions are due by April 15, 2021.

Applications for 1-d-1 (Open-Space) Agricultural Use are due before May 1, 2021

Applications for Residence Homestead Exemptions are due before May 1, 2021