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    Please Note:  Property taxes become delinquent on February 1 for the current tax year.  Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of tax, penalty or interest liability.

     

    When should I receive my property tax statement(s)?

    • Property tax statements are usually mailed the first week of October.
    • Note:  Failure to receive a property tax statement does not waive penalty and interest.

    What should I do if I don't receive my property tax statement?

    Where can I make a property tax or mineral tax payment?

    Pay in person at one of any of our  branch locations.

    Pay by mail. 

    • All payments must be postmarked by January 31, or the due date for eligible half payments/quarter payments, to avoid penalty and interest. 
    • The postmark is the U.S. Postal Service cancellation stamp. 
    • A metered postage stamp with a date is not a postmark. 
    • Remit payment to:

                                    Wendy Burgess, Tax Assessor-Collector

                                    P O Box 961018

                                    Fort Worth, TX  76161-0018

    Pay online 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

    Pay by phone 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week,  (English/Espanol)  817-884-1110.

    What is the last day to pay my property taxes without penalties?

    • January 31, or the due dates for eligible half payments/quarter payments. 
    • All payments must be processed on or before 12 a.m. CST (Central Standard Time). 
    • Online payments must completed before 12 a.m. CST.  Allow sufficient time for processing online payments on payment due dates to avoid penalty and interest.

    What types of payments are accepted?

    The tax office accepts many types of payments, such as cash, check, money order, online payments, debit card and credit card.

    Check Payments: 

    • All checks received are electronically cleared through your bank. 
    • A check copy will be imaged and is available through the Tax Office. 
    • Your check will not be returned. 
    • Accounts will incur a $25 service charge on returned checks. Make checks payable to:  Wendy Burgess, Tax Assessor-Collector.

    Debit Card/Credit Card Payments: 

    • The following debit/credit cards are currently accepted online and in person:  American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.   
    • The following fees may apply:

                    In person:  Face to Face Credit  2.3 percent, with a $2.50 minimum

                    In Person:  Face to Face Debit  $2.50

                    Online or by Phone Credit:        2.15 percent

                    Online or by Phone Debit:         $3.95

     

    What payment options are available?

    Pay upon receipt of tax statement:

    • Property taxes become delinquent on February 1 for the current tax year. 
    • Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of tax, penalty or interest liability.

    Half Payment Option:

    • Pay taxes in two equal installments with no penalty and interest. 
    • To qualify, you must pay the first half by November 30 and mark the payment as "Half Payment". 
    • The second half is due by June 30 of the following year.

    Quarter Payment Option: 

    • Pay taxes in four equal installments. 
    • In order to qualify for this option, the property (1) must be your residence homestead, and (2) must have an Over 65 Exemption; or (3) must have a Disability Exemption. 
    • Payments are due January 31, March 31, May 31 and July 31.

    How do I stop paperless billing?

    • To STOP paperless billing, email taxoffice@tarrantcounty.com using STOP PAPERLESS in the Subject Line. 
    • Include your name and account number along with the email address associated with paperless billing.
    • Future correspondence will be in paper form.
    • If the electronic billing is still in place on September 15 of the following year, you will receive next year's initial statement via email.

    Did you know?

    • The back of the property tax statement provides the required comparison of taxes.

    Who can I contact regarding changes to property tax values, exemptions, owner name and owner mailing address?

    • Contact the Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) at 817-284-0024 or www.tad.org.

     

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