Property Tax Calendar

January 1st

  • 2020 taxable values and qualification for certain exemptions determined (except for inventories appraised September 1) Secs. 2301, 23.12)
  • Tax lien attaches to property to secure payments of taxes, penalties and interest that will be imposed for the year (Secs. 1142, 2301, 32.01)
  • Rendition period begins; continues through April 15th or those property owners not requesting a filing extension (Sec. 22.23)

January 31st

  • Last day for disabled or 65 or older homeowners to pay one quarter of homestead property taxes in installments.
  • Last day to pay taxes with out penalty and interest.

February 1st

  • 2019 taxes become delinquent if bill was mailed on or before January 01, 2020

March 31st

  • Last day for disabled or 65 or older homeowners in a disaster area to pay second installments on home taxes (Secs. 3103, 31.032)

April 15th

  • Last day for property owners to file renditions and property information reports.

May 2nd

  • Notice to chief appraiser that property is no longer entitled to an exemption nor requiring annual application (Sec. 11.43)

May 16th

  • Last day (or as soon as possible) for chief appraiser to mail notices of appraised value, denial of exemptions, denial of special appraisal and notices.

May 31st

  • Taxing units must notify delinquent taxpayers that taxes delinquent on July 1st will incur additional penalty for attorney collection costs (Sec. 33.07)
  • Last day for property owners to file protest with ARB (or by 30th day after notice of appraised value is delivered, whichever is later. (Sec. 41-44)000.
  • Last day for disabled or 65 or older homeowners or property with homes in a disaster are to pay third installment on home taxes.

July 1st through 20th

  • Delinquent taxes incur total 12% penalty (Sec. 33.01)
  • ARB must approve appraisal records, but may not do so if more than 5% of total appraised value remains under protest (Sec. 41.12)

July 25th

  • Last day for chief appraiser to certify appraisal roll to each taxing unit (Sec. 26.01)

August 1st through 8th

  • Last day for disabled or 65 or older homeowners or homeowners in a disaster area to pay the fourth installment on home taxes (Sec. 31031, 31.032)
  • Taxing units (other than school districts and small taxing units) must publicize effective tax and rollback rates, unencumbered fund balances, debt obligation schedule and other applicable items (or soon after) (Sec. 26.04)

October 1st

  • Tax Assessor mails 2020 tax bills (or soon after) (Sec. 31.01)

December

  • Chief appraiser may conduct a mail survey to verify homestead exemption eligibility (Sec. 11.47)