Pay Property Taxes

Pay Property Taxes

Using this online service, you can search and pay for your Hays County property taxes online. 

FAQs

What is the penalty for delinquent property taxes in Hays County, TX?

Current taxes that remain unpaid as of February 1 of the year following the year in which imposed are delinquent and are assessed penalty and interest. Taxes that remain delinquent on July 1 of the year in which they become delinquent may incur an additional penalty of up to 20% to defray costs of collection.

When I receive my Hays County tax bill, when is the last day that I can pay without penalty and interest?

January 31 of the following year.

For example, if bills go out in October of 2018, the last day to pay without penalty and interest is January 31, 2019. 

The mortgage company paid my current taxes. I failed to claim the homestead. How do I get a refund?

If there is no name change on the account, the refund will be issued automatically to the name and address on the tax roll. If there is a name change, the county's system will not automatically issue a refund. Please contact the Hays County Tax Office with any further questions you may have.

Why do I have to pay penalty and interest when I never received a bill?

As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you receive a bill and that it is paid on time. The statements are mailed and the taxes are due at the same time each year. If you have not received a bill by the middle of December, you should call and request that another one be mailed to you. You are also able to call and get an amount due over the phone as early as October or look up your account on the website. It is not necessary to have a statement to make payment as long as you have your account number and know the correct amount. You can either mail or take your payment to any Hays County Tax office location. You may also make payments online or by phone.

Can I make monthly payments on my current property taxes in Hays County?

Yes, the Hays County Tax office accepts payments early and apply them to the bills when they become due.

I received a bill for personal property taxes, but I do not own any real estate; I just lease it for my business. Why am I receiving a bill on property I do not own? Should the property owner be paying this?

All businesses are taxed on their personal property, such as furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, inventory and vehicles. Most likely, the bill that you received is for your business personal property and not for the real estate itself. The real estate is taxed separately and the tax statement sent to the property owner.

Can the delinquent tax attorneys sell my property for unpaid taxes?

It is possible that property can be sold for delinquent taxes. A lawsuit for tax lien foreclosure can be filed and a judgment subsequently granted by the court. The attorneys, with the approval of the Hays County Tax Office, can then proceed with tax sale procedures.

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Pay Property Taxes

Pay Property Taxes

Using this online service, you can search and pay for your Hays County property taxes online. 

FAQs

What is the penalty for delinquent property taxes in Hays County, TX?

Current taxes that remain unpaid as of February 1 of the year following the year in which imposed are delinquent and are assessed penalty and interest. Taxes that remain delinquent on July 1 of the year in which they become delinquent may incur an additional penalty of up to 20% to defray costs of collection.

When I receive my Hays County tax bill, when is the last day that I can pay without penalty and interest?

January 31 of the following year.

For example, if bills go out in October of 2018, the last day to pay without penalty and interest is January 31, 2019. 

The mortgage company paid my current taxes. I failed to claim the homestead. How do I get a refund?

If there is no name change on the account, the refund will be issued automatically to the name and address on the tax roll. If there is a name change, the county's system will not automatically issue a refund. Please contact the Hays County Tax Office with any further questions you may have.

Why do I have to pay penalty and interest when I never received a bill?

As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you receive a bill and that it is paid on time. The statements are mailed and the taxes are due at the same time each year. If you have not received a bill by the middle of December, you should call and request that another one be mailed to you. You are also able to call and get an amount due over the phone as early as October or look up your account on the website. It is not necessary to have a statement to make payment as long as you have your account number and know the correct amount. You can either mail or take your payment to any Hays County Tax office location. You may also make payments online or by phone.

Can I make monthly payments on my current property taxes in Hays County?

Yes, the Hays County Tax office accepts payments early and apply them to the bills when they become due.

I received a bill for personal property taxes, but I do not own any real estate; I just lease it for my business. Why am I receiving a bill on property I do not own? Should the property owner be paying this?

All businesses are taxed on their personal property, such as furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, inventory and vehicles. Most likely, the bill that you received is for your business personal property and not for the real estate itself. The real estate is taxed separately and the tax statement sent to the property owner.

Can the delinquent tax attorneys sell my property for unpaid taxes?

It is possible that property can be sold for delinquent taxes. A lawsuit for tax lien foreclosure can be filed and a judgment subsequently granted by the court. The attorneys, with the approval of the Hays County Tax Office, can then proceed with tax sale procedures.

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