Property Tax Consultants for the Texas Gulf Coast
Colleen Roberts
Senior Property Tax Consultant

713-703-6532

January 1

Date of value. Appraised values for the year are set "as of" January 1

January 31

Deadline to pay prior year taxes without penalty and interest. Deadline to file late protest motion under 25.25(d) or 25.25(c) of the tax code

April 15

Deadline to render. Owners of business personal property (machinery, equipment, inventory, business vehicles, etc) are required to file a rendition with the county appraisal district listing business personal property. Penalty of 10% of tax bill applies if owner renders late or does not render.

April 30

Deadline to protest residential homestead properties.(Change for 2008)

April 30

Deadline to apply for agriculture (aka open space) exemption and free port exemption.

April 15 - May 5

Notices of values mailed out by appraisal districts on mosts properties.

May 31

Early deadline for file a protest for most properties except for residential homesteads . The deadline is 30 days after the appraisal district mails a required notice of assessed value or May 31 st, whichever is later. The appraisal district is only required to mail a notice of value if the value increased by more than $1,000.

April 15 - May 5

Notices of values mailed out by appraisal districts on mosts properties.

June, July, August

Most valuation hearings held by appraisal districts.

September, October

Taxing jurisdictions set current year tax rates

October, November

Tax bills issued.

December 31

Last day to pay current year property taxes in order to claim deduction on that year's federal income tax.