Texas Appraisal Districts
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The Property Tax Year

Section Talking Points

  • Weekends and holidays
  • Residential calendar
  • The four stages of the tax year
  • The year in detail


Weekends and Holidays
All appraisal district deadlines that occur on a weekend or state holiday are extended to the next business day.

January 1
  • The assessed value of property is as of January 1st of each year. It is referred to as the assessed value effective date).
January 31 Deadline
  • Deadline to pay property tax for prior year taxes. Penalty and interest applies to delinquent payments. Exceptions apply if the value has not been set.
  • Deadline to file "late" protest under 2525(c) or 2525(d) for prior year taxes.
  • Deadline to resolve a 2525(h) protest for prior year taxes.
April 15 approximate date for business
Business Deadline
  • Deadline for businesses to file rendition forms. There is an automatic extension of the filing deadline until May 15 upon written request prior to the April 15th deadline. The chief appraiser of the county appraisal district may extend the filing deadline for an additional 15 days (until May 30), if the property owner files a written request showing good cause.
May 1 approximate date
  • The county appraisal district mails a notice of appraised value for all real estate accounts.
May 31 Deadline
  • Deadline to file a protest (or 30 days after the notice of assessed value is mailed, whichever is later). The county appraisal district is only required to send a notice of assessed value if the assessed value increased by more than $1,000.
July 20 approximate date
  • The Appraisal Review Board is to approve appraisal records before July 25.
July 25
  • Deadline for the appraisal district to certify the tax roll. Texas appraisal districts are required to resolve the value for 95% of the tax base by value no later than July 25.
August - September
  • Appraisal district taxing units are scheduled to set their tax rates.
October (Scheduled)
  • Tax bills are mailed by the Tax Assessor - Collector.
County Appraisal District Guide
Appraisal Districts
Bexar County Appraisal District
Brazoria County Appraisal District
Collin County Appraisal District
Dallas County Appraisal District
Denton County Appraisal District
Fort Bend County Appraisal District
Galveston County Appraisal District
Harris County Appraisal District
Montgomery County Appraisal District
Tarrant County Appraisal District
Travis County Appraisal District
Williamson County Appraisal District
Appraisal District Guide
Texas Property Tax
Personal Property Tax
Texas Homestead Exemption
Property Tax Exemption
Property Tax Protest