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Waller County Tax Office collects for the following entities:

City of Hempstead (CHD), Brookshire Katy Drainage (DBK), Waller-Harris ESD (ESD), Waller County (GWA), Farm to Market (FM), Hempstead ISD (SHD), Brookshire Mud (WBR), and Royal ISD (SRL).

 

RECEIVING OR NOT RECEIVING A TAX BILL DOES NOT WAVE PENALTY OR INTEREST!

 

Installment Payment of Taxes for over 65, disable and Veterans:

Property tax code provides: Section 31.031 (a) if before the delinquency date an individual who is disable or at least 65 years of age or a veteran and is qualified for an exemption under section 11.13(c) pays at least one-fourth of a taxing unit's taxes imposed on property that the person owns and occupies as a residence homestead, accompanied by notice to the taxing unit that the person will pay the remaining taxes in installments, the person may pay the remaining taxes without penalty or interest in four equal installments. Payments should be made before the following dates: February 1, April 1, June 1 and August

The Waller County Tax Office accepts 1/2 payments. All entities participate except for the schools. The first 1/2 is due by November 30 and the second 1/2 is due by June 30. The school is due by January 31 without penalty and interest.

Important Property Dates

November 30, 2016     First 1/2 payment due (except for schools)

January 31, 2017          Last day for First 1/4 payment due

February 28, 2017        Last day for late first 1/4 payment due with 7% P&I

March 31, 2017            Last day for second 1/4 payment due

May 31, 2017               Last day for third 1/4 payment due

June 30, 2017               Last day for second 1/2 payment due

July 31, 2017                Last day for fourth 1/4 payment due

Pre Payments

You may make payments on your property tax account year around. We will place your payments in escrow and hold it for you. Remember each year to call our office to pay your taxes out of escrow.


Tax Deferral

Seniors and disabled persons are eligible to defer their property taxes which means they may be paid (once deferral approved) and if not, 8% interest per year is added to the unpaid balance.

To obtain a deferral an individual must file with the Chief Appraiser. The deferral begins with the tax year following the first tax year the individual applied for the deferral. (Example: Tax payer applied for the deferral January 2016, the property first qualifies for the current tax year which is 2015).

You should be aware that a tax deferral only postpones payments, it does not cancel them. Once you no longer own your home, all the taxes, pre-deferral penalties and interest, together with the 8% deferral interest become due after 180 days. If the taxes remain unpaid, regular penalties and interest accrue and the taxing units may proceed with a lawsuit to collect delinquent taxes through a tax sale.


Late Payment Penalty

A tax lien is automatically placed on property on January 1st of each year to insure that taxes are paid. Tax rates are usually set in September and tax bills are mailed out in October. Taxes are due by January 31st without penalty and interest. If you do not make your full tax payment by January 31st, you will be charged penalty and interest starting February 1st on the unpaid balance.


Delinquent Penalty & Interest Charges

MONTH  PENALTY INTEREST TOTAL P&I
FEBRUARY 1 6% 1% 7%
MARCH 1 7% 2%  9%
APRIL 1 8% 3% 11%
MAY 1 9% 4% 13%
JUNE 1 10% 5% 15%
JULY 1  12% 6% 18%
AUGUST 1 12% 7% 19%
SEPTEMBER 1 12% 8% 20%
OCTOBER 1 12% 9% 21%
NOVEMBER 1 12% 10% 22%
DECEMBER 1 12% 11% 23%
JANUARY 1 12% 12% 24%


Corrections to your statements

The Waller County Appraisal District, decides what property is to be taxed; the appraised value; whether to grant exemptions; who the taxable owner is and their address; and what taxing jurisdictions can tax the property. The Waller County Tax Office receives tax information from the Waller County Appraisal District. Any questions concerning the above mattes shown on the tax statement or corrections should be directed to the Appraisal District.

Waller County Appraisal District

900 13th St

PO Box 887

Hempstead TX 77445

979-921-0060

www.waller-cad.org

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