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


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

March 15 - April 15

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

March 15 - April 15

Recommended time to sign up with Roberts Tax Appeals in order to allow time for us to prepare for your hearing.

May 15

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 15th, 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, May, June, July

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.