How are the tax rates determined?

The governing body of each taxing unit (commissioner’s court, school board, etc.) sets its own tax rate each year to raise the tax dollars needed to meet the budget it adopted.

The process begins on July 25 of each year when the chief appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing unit. The governing body must adopt their tax rate for the upcoming tax year by September 30.

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1. When are taxes due?
2. Does the tax office use the post office cancellation mark to determine the payment date?
3. What if I do not receive a tax statement?
4. What if I sold my property last year?
5. What if I received the tax statement but my mortgage company is supposed to pay my taxes?
6. What if the name is wrong on the tax statement?
7. Can I change the address where my statement is mailed?
8. When are installment payments due for Over 65, disabled or veteran homestead pay agreements?
9. How are the tax rates determined?
10. What districts have a tax ceiling with an Over 65 or disabled homestead exemption?