Frequently asked questions from County of Bowie

Who adopts the tax rates?

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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.

What are the Appraisal District’s primary duties?

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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.

What is the appraised value based on?

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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?

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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.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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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?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

Where can I find information about cases in the state of Texas?

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You can find the latest information on the cases reported/counted in Texas here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus.

Where can I find information about local assistance in the state of Texas?

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You can find the list of local health entities for assistance on COVID-19 response here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/regions/2019-nCoV-Local-Health-Entities/

What is the fees for renewal?

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The renewal fees are as follows: 

  • Renewal of driver license (with or without changing address): $25
  • Renewal of ID (with or without changing address): $16
  • Renewal of driver license with motorcycle (with or without changing address): $33
  • Replacement or change of address for driver license, commercial license or ID: $11

Coronavirus Updates

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Coronavirus Updates
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Get the latest alerts from your local government agency here.