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Tax Information
for New Homeowners

Tax Information for New Homeowners

As a new property owner, you are required to pay property taxes on this real estate. It is taxed each year by a variety ofjurisdictions including the county, city and school district. As a new purchaser, you need to notify the taxing authorities of your ownership so that the tax rolls will reflect the chanpe You may do this by contacting the app oD^iate tax appraisal district in your county *rom the !oI!owinp list:

Collin County Appraisal District 469-742-9200 www.collincad.org
Dallas County Appraisal District 214-631-0520 wwwdallascad.org
Denton County District 940-349-3800 www.dentoncad.com
Ellis County Appraisal District 972-937-3552 www.eIIiscad.org
Grayson County Appraisal District 903-893-9673 www.graysonappraisal.org
Hunt County Appraisal District 903-454-3510 wwwhunt-cad.org
Johnson County Appraisal District 817-648-3000 www.johnsoncad.com
Kaufman County Appraisal District 972-932-6081 www.kaufman-cad.org
Parker County Appraisal District 817-569-0077 www.parkercad.org
Rockwall County Appraisal District 972-771-2034 www.rockwaIIcad.com
Tarrant County Appraisal District 817-284-0024 www.tad.org

Your property is assigned a single appraised value, which is sent to all taxing jurisdictions. The jurisdiction then applies the tax rate, as set by its governing body, to the appraised value.

In order to qualify for a residential homestead exemption you must provide the following to the Central Appraisal District when submitting your application:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Texas d iver’s license or Texas identification ce tificate,

IMPORTANT NOTE

The property address on the exemption application must match the address listed on the applicant’s Texas driver license/Texas identtftcation certificate; otherwise the Chie* Appraiser is Drohibited from approvtnp the exemption

**TAX EXEMPTIONS

OnJanuaryl,vaueowneshipIegaIdescrptionofthe properQand exeiptionstatusofthetaxpayersdeteriined Severalformsoftaxreliefare available which may reduce the taxable value of your property Applying for exemptions is the taxpayer s responsibility Some exemptions require a new application each year. Contact your appraisal district to learn more about the following exemptions and how to *ice for them

  • General Homestead Exemption
  • Over 65 Exemption
  • Disabled Individual Exemption
  • Disabled Veteran Exemption
  • Agriculture Land Exemption
TD RECEIVE YOUR EXEMPTION(S), YOU MUST OWN THE PROPERTY AND BE LIVING IN THE PROPERTY AS OF JANUARY IST. YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE APPLIED FOR ON OR BEFORE APRIL 30TH TO RECEIVE THE TAX BENEFITS FOR THIS YEAR, THIS IS A FREE SERVICE.

Remember, tax statements are generally mailed in October of each year. The taxes are payable on or after October 31st, however, you may elect to pay them as late as January 31st without penalty Taxes become delinquent February 1st and on this date penalties and interest do accrue. If you receive a Tax Statement and your mortgage company is escrowing funds for taxes from your monthly payments, forward the statement to your mortgage company so that they can pay the taxes

If the Central Appraisal District sends correspondence regarding your exemption, make sure to respond