The governing body of each taxing unit determines their tax rate for each year. The Appraisal District does not recommend, determine, or adopt tax rates. Please contact the appropriate taxing unit for questions or concerns related to their tax rate.
The Appraisal District’s primary duties include placing all taxable property on the appraisal roll, appraising all properties at market value, approval or denial of exemption applications, approval or denial of agricultural use appraisal applications and processing agricultural use rollbacks for change of use.
Section 1.04 of the Texas Property Tax Code requires the Appraisal District to appraise all properties at MARKET VALUE. The tax code defines market value as the price at which a property would transfer under prevailing market conditions on January 1, considering the seller has a reasonable time to find a purchaser, and both are knowledgeable of the possible uses of the property and neither are in a position to take advantage of the other.
What must I do to qualify for a general homestead exemption?
To qualify for the general homestead exemption you must: Own the home on January 1; Occupy the home as your principal residence on January 1; AND file an exemption application with the Appraisal District Applications are available on our website or by mail.
To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be:
A United States citizen;
A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made;
At least 18 years old on Election Day;
Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and
Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
What if I don't have a driver's license, personal identification number, OR a social security number? Can I still register to vote in Texas?
A voter who has not been issued a driver’s license or social security number may register to vote, but such voter must submit proof of identification when presenting himself/herself for voting or with his/her mail-in ballots, if voting by mail. These voters’ names are flagged on the official voter registration list with the annotation of “ID.” The “ID” notation instructs the poll worker to request a proper form of identification from these voters when they present themselves for voting, unless they are a voter with a permanent exemption on the voter registration certificate. The voter must present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of identification:
Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?