Tax Calendar

Important Property Tax Dates 

 Stay up-to-date on these important dates regarding the Texas property tax year schedule. All homeowners should be aware of these deadlines - although we will take care of your property every step along the way. 

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January 1st

  • Date that taxable values (except for inventories appraised Sept. 1) and qualification for certain exemptions are determined for the tax year (Secs. 11.42(a), 23.01(a), 23.12(f)).

  • Date a tax lien attaches to property to secure payments of taxes, penalties and interest that will be imposed for the year (Sec. 32.01(a)).

January 31st

  • Date a tax lien attaches to property to secure payments of taxes, penalties and interest that will be imposed for the year (Sec. 32.01(a)).

February 1st

  • Date that taxes imposed the previous year become delinquent if a bill was mailed on or before Jan. 10 of the current year (Secs. 31.02(a), 31.04(a)). State law mandates that the tax office applies penalties and interest. The tax office has no authority to waive any of the financial penalties and interest charged by the state.

April 1st

  • Last day (or as soon as practicable thereafter) for chief appraiser to mail notices of appraised value for single-family residence homestead properties (Sec. 25.19(a)).

April 30th

  • Last day for property owners to file specific exemption applications (Sec. 11.43(d))* or reports with the CAD:

May 2nd

  • Beginning of time period when taxing units must notify delinquent taxpayers that taxes delinquent on July 1 will incur additional penalty for attorney collection costs at least 30 days and not more than 60 days before July 1. Period ends on June 1 (Sec. 33.07(d)).

May 15th

  • Last day to file most protests with ARB (or by 30th day after notice of appraised value is delivered, whichever is later) IF the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline shifts to the next business day. (Sec. 41.44(a)(1)).

July 20th

  • Date ARB must approve appraisal records, but may not do so if more than 5 percent of total appraised value remains under protest. The board of directors of a CAD in a county with a population of 1 million or more may postpone the deadline to Aug. 30 or increase the threshold percentage from 5 to 10 percent of the appraised value of properties not under protest (Sec. 41.12(a)-(c)).

October 1st

  • Date tax assessor mails tax bills for the year (or soon after as practical) (Sec. 31.01(a)).