Property Tax Deadlines

SIGN-UP NOW, early hearings can start as soon as April 30th in some county appraisal districts. Go to the Sign-Up tab above and follow the prompts. Then, just as important - Return your signed Contract and Appointment of Agent to complete the sign up process.

January 31 Last day to pay property taxes before late payment penalties are incurred.
If you have a property in Arbitration or Litigation, outstanding taxes must be paid by January 31st or your case will be forfeited.

April 15 Last day to file Business Personal Property Renditions.
(There will be a 10% penalty for failure to render or for rendering late. Also, a 50% penalty, plus possible criminal prosecution , will be applied for fraudulaent renditions.)

May 31 Last day to file a "Notice of Protest".
Or, you may file 30 days from the date the "Notice of Appraised Value" is postmarked.
BTA WILL BE ACCEPTING ON-LINE SIGN-UPS for Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery counties UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, MAY 29th!
SIGN-UP NOW, the protest deadline is fast approaching! Go to the Sign-Up tab above and follow the prompts. 

June 1-Aug 30 Value protest hearings generally held.
Although major counties can start early hearings a month earlier.

June 30 Last day to pay property taxes without incurring collection penalties.

Oct 1-Nov 30 County tax bills generally mailed.

December 31 Last day to pay property taxes if you want to include them in your IRS deductions for that year.
i.e. To include as 2012 IRS tax deduction, property taxes must be paid by December 31, 2012.