Understanding The Property Tax System

Property taxes are local taxes that provide the largest source of money local governments use to pay for schools, streets, roads, police, fire protection and many other services. Texas law establishes the process followed by local officials in determining the value for property, ensuring that values are equal and uniform, setting tax rates and collecting taxes.

Texas has no state property tax. The Legislature has authorized local governments to collect the tax. The state does not set tax rates, collect taxes or settle disputes between you and your local governments.

 

Who Does What?
What Do They Do?
When Do They Do It?
Where Does the Money Go?
Why Do They Do It?
How Can I Challenge What They Do?

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.
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