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Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

When will I receive my tax bill?

Property tax bills are mailed on October 1 or as soon thereafter as possible to the owner of record (as of January 1). As a courtesy, a tax bill will be mailed to the new owner if a deed change occurs after the first of the year. If you have not received a bill by the 1st of November, we suggest that you contact our office.

When is my property tax payment due?

Taxes are due upon receipt of the bill. Any tax not paid before February 1 will be considered delinquent and begin accruing penalty and interest. Rates of penalty and interest for delinquency are as follows:
February - 7%
March - 9%
April - 11%
May - 13%
June - 15%
July - 18% + attorney fees up to 20%
August and subsequent months - an increase of 1% per month + attorney fees of up to 20%, as long as the tax remains delinquent.

Payments made by mail will be receipted on the date according to the United States Postal Service postmark on the envelope. 

When paying taxes in person and the deadline or the last day to pay falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be considered the same as paying on the last day.  For example:  December 31 is on Saturday, when the tax office is closed.  There is a county holiday on Monday January 2 in observance of New Year's.  When the Tax Office reopens on Tuesday, January 3, all taxes paid in person on that date will be receipted as if paid on December 31.

When paying by credit card, Brazoria County is prohibited by law from paying the credit card processing fees incurred
when a taxpayer chooses to pay his or her taxes by credit card. In order to provide this convenience, Brazoria County< has contracted with a third party. The convenience fee of up to 3% covers the cost of this service. No part of this fee is retained by Brazoria County.

Where can I find a definition for some of the terms on my tax bill?

Check out our online glossary section at the end of this page.



Exemptions

As a Brazoria County property owner, am I entitled to any exemptions?

There are several exemptions available for homeowners and other property owners. Applications for those exemptions must be filed with the Brazoria County Central Appraisal District. Click on this link to find out what type of exemptions you may be entitled to: http://www.brazoriacad.org.



Locations to Serve You

Where can I pay my bill in person?

There are seven locations to serve you:
Main Tax Office - Courthouse
111 E Locust, Rm 100A
Angleton, TX 77515
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
979-864-1320

Alvin Area Sub-Office
260 George St.
Alvin, TX 77511
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
281-331-3692

Brazosport Area Sub-Office
309 Plantation
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
979-297-5023

Pearland East Area Sub-Office
2337 N. Galveston
Pearland, TX 77581
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
281-997-0097

Pearland West Area Sub-Office
2555 Cullen Parkway, Municipal Courts Building, Second Floor
Pearland, TX 77584
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
281-997-6948

Sweeny Sub-Office
123 Oak St. - Texas/New Mexico Building
Sweeny, TX 77480
12:00 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
979-548-6255

West Columbia Area Sub-Office
111 N. 10th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
979-345-5914


Reviewing Your Property Info

Will I be charged for reviewing information about my property?

There is no charge for viewing information about an individual property.

Can other people view my property information?

Like all public records, all property tax information is available to any individual or company that wishes to review it.



Property Appraisal

Where can I find information about my property value?

The Brazoria County Central Appraisal District is responsible for the appraisal of property. You can visit their website at http://www.brazoriacad.org.

What is the relationship between the Office of Tax Assessor-Collector and the Brazoria County Central Appraisal District?

According to state law, the Brazoria County Central Appraisal District (CAD) is responsible for the appraisal of all property within the district. The Chief Appraiser, in addition to numerous other duties, is also responsible for the administration of exemption applications. The Tax Assessor-Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of taxes, which are based on the value placed on each property by the CAD. The Tax Assessor-Collector has no authority over and cannot be involved in the appraisal process.



Glossary

Account Number - A unique number identifying a property. These numbers are assigned by the Brazoria County Central Appraisal District.

Exemption Amount - The total amount of tax exemption that is being applied to a property.

Exemption Type - The code used to identity the type of exemption that is being applied to a property.

Taxable Value - Taxable amount of property; derived from calculating the total appraised value minus any exemption amount.

Situs Address - The physical address of a property

Tax Due - The total amount of the current year's tax owed on a particular property.

Market/Assessed Value - The total appraised value of a property.


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Appraisal District Related Links Tax Office Home Page
Your Tax Portfolio
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