Penalties & Interest

The following schedule provides penalty and interest rates for use in calculating the total amount of penalty and interest due on delinquent tax bills. The rates in this schedule do not apply to taxes paid in quarter payments, or to delinquent taxes in years where a successful rollback election was held. Value or exemption changes by the appraisal district may postpone the delinquency date.

Taxes not paid by January 31 will increase as follows:

If tax is paid in (MONTH) add: PENALTY + INTEREST = TOTAL PERCENTAGE (listed below)

  • February = 7%
  • March = 9%
  • April = 11%
  • May = 13%
  • June = 15%
  • July = 18%

Real property accounts not paid in full by June 30 and Personal Property accounts not paid in full by March 31st in the year in which they become delinquent are referred to the delinquent tax attorneys for collection, and incur an additional penalty equal to 20% of the total taxes, penalties and interest due. Any payment on the quarter payment plan that is not paid before the delinquency date for the installment accrues full penalty of 12% immediately, and begins to accrue interest at the rate of 1% per month until paid.

To pay your taxes online: Choose the TAX OFFICE icon, then Online Taxes (under the bluebonnet picture), choose a “search by” option in the Account Search box, enter your information, hit Go, choose the underlined account number, and then select the e-Payment button. Follow the instructions from there Or you may mail your payment or use the drop slot located to the right of the door.  We will mail receipts to those who use the drop slot.  Additionally, you may use our website to make a tax payment www.austincad.org or call 1-877-690-3729 reference jurisdiction code 6395 and your property id number.
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