Frequently Asked Questions
How do I protest property taxes in Fort Bend County?
File a protest with Fort Bend County Appraisal Review Board by May 15th. The protest deadline is the later of May 15th or 30 days after the value notice is sent. File a protest on market value and unequal appraisal. Send the protest to the appraisal review board. Send the appraisal district a request for evidence they plan to present at the hearing. They MUST provide it to you FREE, by mail if you prefer. The hearing evidence file often contains data to support a reduction. Review neighborhood comparable sales for properties that support a lower value. Review comparable properties for homes with a lower assessment from FBCAD. The “noticed values” are just government computer guesstimates.
What is the property tax rate in Fort Bend County?
The property tax rate in Fort Bend County is typically 2.5 to 3.0% depending on whether the property is in a municipal utility district. Properties in a municipal utility district (MUD) tend to have a higher tax rate.
When are property taxes due in Fort Bend County?
Property taxes are due January 31 or 30 days after the tax bill is mailed in Fort Bend, whichever of the later Onerous penalties apply with limited options for a waiver for late property tax payments.
Where do I pay property taxes in Fort Bend County?
Fort Bend County property taxes can be paid in person at 1317 Eugene Heimann Circle Richmond, TX, TX 77469. They can also be paid by mailing payment by January 31. The envelope needs to be postmarked January 31. It is also possible to pay Fort Bend County property taxes online at the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector website.
How to protest property taxes in Harris Count?
File a property tax protest by May 15th, or 30 days after Harris County Appraisal District sends a value notice, whichever is later. Protest both market value and unequal appraisal. Ask HCAD to provide a copy of the hearing evidence; they are required to provide it at no cost. Find neighborhood comparable sales which support a lower value. Find comparable properties that have a lower tax assessment and summarize them in a grid. Review the appraisal district property description that overstates the quality or quantity of improvements. Meet with the HCAD appraiser at the informal hearing to settle. If you do not receive a reasonable offer, present to the Harris County Appraisal Review Board. Protest annually for best results.
When do Harris County property tax bills come out?
Harris County property tax bills are generally mailed in October or November for the current year. Property taxes are paid in arrears, so the bill in October 2023 is for calendar year 2023.
Can I pay Harris County property taxes online?
Harris County property tax bills can be paid online at the Harris County Tax Assessor Collector website. Harris County property taxes can be paid in person, by mail or online. Payments are due January 31.
How to pay property taxes in Harris County?
Harris County property taxes can be paid in person, by mail / Fed Ex or online at the Harris County Tax Assessor Collector website. Property taxes are considered timely paid if paid online or send by mail by January 31. Large penalties and interest apply if property taxes are not paid timely.
When are Harris County property taxes due?
Harris County property taxes are due January 31 or 30 days after the tax bill is mailed, whichever is later. Virtually all Harris County property taxes are due by January 31 and draconian penalties and interest accrue if taxes are not paid timely.