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Tax Office News:

Press Release -
POSTCARD NOTIFICATION OF POSSIBLE DELINQUENT TAXES (PDF)

Press Release -
County Tax Assessor-Collector Takes Part in Seminar at College Station (PDF)

Press Release -
Denton County Tax Office Offers Multiple Options to Pay Taxes (PDF)

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NTTA Offers $20 Starter Tolltag for Infrequent Users (PDF)

Administration

Chief Deputy:
Stacey Dvoracek

Department Managers:

Motor Vehicle
Rachel Rhodes

Property Tax
Patti Bonner

Senior Supervisor:
Courtney Baugus

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Main Office-Denton
 
 
Building: Horn Government Center
Address: 1505 E. McKinney Street
Denton, Texas 76209-4525
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90223
Denton, Texas 76202-5223
Phone: (940) 349-3500 (Metro) or (972) 434-8835 (Metro)
Fax: (940) 349-3501
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Substations        
Lewisville 190 N. Valley Parkway Ste 202
Lewisville, Texas 75067-3477
(972) 434-4730
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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  The Colony

6301 Main Street
The Colony, Texas 75056-1634
(972) 434-7250
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Carrollton 1029 W. Rosemeade Pkwy.
Carrollton, Texas 75007-6251
(972) 434-7150
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
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  Cross Roads 1400 FM 424
Cross Roads, Texas 76227-7284
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Property Tax

When are taxes due?

Tax bills for each year are mailed in October.  Taxes are due upon receipt of a statement. In order to be timely, payment of taxes must be paid in person or postmarked on or before the due date. If you mail payment for your taxes, the envelope must be postmarked not later than January 31st.

What if I don't receive a tax bill?

If you do not receive a bill, please contact our office or access our website for a copy of your bill.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty, or interest, the due date, the existence of a tax lien, or any procedure instituted to collect a tax (sec.31.01 (g), Texas Property Tax Code).

I received a tax statement but my taxes are paid by my mortgage company. What should I do?

Original tax statements are sent to all taxpayers. A duplicate statement will be mailed to your mortgage company if requested by them. If your mortgage company did not request the statement, write your loan number on the statement and send it immediately to the mortgage company.

What happens if I can not pay my taxes by the due date?

If taxes are not paid by January 31st, penalties and interest will accrue are follows: 

IF TAX PAID
IN :

ADD

IF TAX PAID IN :

ADD

 

PENALTY

 

INTEREST

 

TOTAL

 

PENALTY

 

INTEREST

 

TOTAL

FEBRUARY

6%

+

1%

=

7%

MAY

9%

+

4%

=

13%

MARCH

7%

+

2%

=

9%

JUNE

10%

+

5%

=

15%

APRIL

8%

+

3%

=

11%

JULY

12%

+

6%

=

18%









Penalty reaches a 12% maximum and interest will increase 1% each month thereafter.

Personal property and mobile home accounts not paid in full by March 31st of the year in which they become delinquent will be referred to the delinquent tax attorney for enforced collection, and will incur an additional penalty equal to 15% - 20% of the total taxes, penalties, and interest due.

All real property accounts not paid in full by June 30th of the year in which they become delinquent will be referred to the delinquent tax attorney for enforced collection, and will incur an additional penalty equal to 15% - 20% of the total taxes, penalties, and interest due.

Who is responsible for paying taxes?

State law automatically places a tax lien on property on January 1 of each year to ensure that taxes are paid. The person who owns or acquires a property on or after January 1 of the tax year is personally liable for the tax. A person is not relieved of the obligation because he no longer owns the property. (Sec. 32.07, Texas Property Tax Code).

What form of payments do you accept for property taxes?

We accept cash in person and checks, cashier's checks or money orders in person or by mail. Credit card payments can be made in our office with an additional convenience fee.

Do you accept partial payments?

Partial payments are accepted; however, any remaining amount not paid by January 31st will begin to accrue penalty and interest. Should you wish to make partial payments beginning in October when you receive your statement, please write you property account number on your check with the words "Partial payment" in remarks.

What kinds of payment options are available to taxpayers with an over-65 or disabled person exemption?

ONLY taxpayers with an Over-65 or Disabled Person Exemption may pay current taxes on their homestead residence in four installments without penalty or interest; however, the taxpayer MUST request the quarter payments in writing and MUST pay at least:

1/4 by January 31st
1/4 by March 31st
1/4 by May 31st
1/4 by July 31st 

If an installment is missed, the 6% penalty is imposed and interest begins to accrue.

If I miss paying my taxes on time, can I request a waiver of penalty and interest?

A request for a waiver of penalty and interest must be made before August 1st after the delinquency and in writing to:

Special Audit
P.O. Box 90223
Denton, Texas 76202 

Penalty and Interest may only be waived on a delinquent tax if an act or omission of an officer, employee or agent of the taxing unit or appraisal district caused or resulted in the taxpayer's failure to pay the tax before delinquency.   (sec.33.011 (a) & (d), Texas Property Tax Code).

What are exemptions and how do I file for an exemption?

Exemptions reduce the taxable value of your property and lower the tax amount billed.  Common exemptions are General Residence Homestead, Disabled Person exemptions, Disable Veteran or Survivors of a Disabled Veteran and Over-65 exemptions.  To file for an exemption, contact the appraisal district in your county.

My address is not correct on my bill, how do I get it corrected?

Contact the appraisal district in your county.

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