Tax Assessor / Collector

Property Tax

Main Office-Denton

Mary and Jim Horn Government Center
Building Address
1505 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX 76209-4525
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 90223
Denton, TX 76202-5223
(940) 349-3500 or (972) 434-8835
(940) 349-3501
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Substations

Lewisville
400 North Valley Parkway, Suite 1044 
Lewisville, Texas 75067-3520
(972) 434-4730
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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The Colony
6301 Main Street
The Colony, TX 75056-1634
(972) 434-7250
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Carrollton
1029 West Rosemeade Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75007-6251
(972) 434-7150
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Cross Roads
1400 FM 424
Cross Roads, TX 76227-7284
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Property Tax

When are taxes due?

Tax bills for each year are mailed in October. Taxes are due upon receipt of a statement. In order to be timely, payment of taxes must be paid in person or postmarked on or before the due date. If you mail payment for your taxes, the envelope must be postmarked not later than January 31st.

What if I don't receive a tax bill?

If you do not receive a bill, please contact our office or access our website for a copy of your bill.
Failure to receive a tax bill 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 (sec.31.01 (g), Texas Property Tax Code).

I received a tax statement but my taxes are paid by my mortgage company. What should I do?

Original tax statements are sent to all taxpayers. A duplicate statement will be mailed to your mortgage company if requested by them. If your mortgage company did not request the statement, write your loan number on the statement and send it immediately to the mortgage company.

What happens if I can not pay my taxes by the due date?

If taxes are not paid by January 31st, penalties and interest will accrue are follows:

IF TAX
PAID IN :
ADD IF TAX
PAID IN :
ADD
  PENALTY   INTEREST   TOTAL   PENALTY   INTEREST   TOTAL
FEBRUARY 6% + 1% = 7% MAY 9% + 4% = 13%
MARCH 7% + 2% = 9% JUNE 10% + 5% = 15%
APRIL 8% + 3% = 11% JULY 12% + 6% = 18%

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Penalty reaches a 12% maximum and interest will increase 1% each month thereafter.

Personal property and mobile home accounts not paid in full by March 31st of the year in which they become delinquent will be referred to the delinquent tax attorney for enforced collection, and will incur an additional penalty equal to 15% - 20% of the total taxes, penalties, and interest due.

All real property accounts not paid in full by June 30th of the year in which they become delinquent will be referred to the delinquent tax attorney for enforced collection, and will incur an additional penalty equal to 15% - 20% of the total taxes, penalties, and interest due.

Who is responsible for paying taxes?

State law automatically places a tax lien on property on January 1 of each year to ensure that taxes are paid. The person who owns or acquires a property on or after January 1 of the tax year is personally liable for the tax. A person is not relieved of the obligation because he no longer owns the property. (Sec. 32.07, Texas Property Tax Code).

What form of payments do you accept for property taxes?

We accept cash in person and checks, cashier's checks or money orders in person or by mail. Credit card payments can be made in our office with an additional convenience fee.

Do you accept partial payments?

Partial payments are accepted; however, any remaining amount not paid by January 31st will begin to accrue penalty and interest. Should you wish to make partial payments beginning in October when you receive your statement, please write you property account number on your check with the words "Partial payment" in remarks.

What kinds of payment options are available to taxpayers with an over-65 or disabled person exemption?

ONLY taxpayers with an Over-65 or Disabled Person Exemption may pay current taxes on their homestead residence in four installments without penalty or interest; however, the taxpayer MUST request the quarter payments in writing and MUST pay at least:

1/4 by January 31st
1/4 by March 31st
1/4 by May 31st
1/4 by July 31st

If an installment is missed, the 6% penalty is imposed and interest begins to accrue.

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 imposes a tax on a property may authorize the waiver of a penalty and interest under specific criteria.

Failure to send or receive the tax bill does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty, interest, due date, existence of tax lien or any procedure instituted to collect a tax. (sec.31.01(g), Texas Property Tax Code).

Penalty and Interest may only be waived on a delinquent tax under specific circumstances. The Texas Property Tax Code is very strict pertaining to the waiver of penalty and interest. (sec.33.011, Texas Property Tax Code).

Payment must be made; including penalty and interest, within 21 days from the date the taxpayer knew or should have known taxes are due. (sec. 31.011 (d)(g), Texas Property Tax Code).

What are exemptions and how do I file for an exemption?

Exemptions reduce the taxable value of your property and lower the tax amount billed. Common exemptions are General Residence Homestead, Disabled Person exemptions, Disable Veteran or Survivors of a Disabled Veteran and Over-65 exemptions. To file for an exemption, contact the appraisal district in your county.

My address is not correct on my bill, how do I get it corrected?

Contact the appraisal district in your county.