Brazoria County Tax Office does not escrow for pre-payment of property taxes unless required by Property Tax Code Section 31.072 (h) related to certain veterans homestead property, and (i) related to manufactured housing.
How much is the convenience fee for paying property taxes with a credit card?
A convenience fee of up to 2.3% will be charged for all credit card payments by the vendor providing this service. The fee covers the cost of making payment by credit card possible. No part of this fee is retained by Brazoria County.
Your taxes are due upon receipt of the tax bill. The tax office generally mails tax bills in October. Taxes become delinquent on February 1 of the following year. Delinquent taxes incur penalty and interest on the first day of each month they remain delinquent.
When are property tax bills mailed in Brazoria County, TX?
Property tax bills in Brazoria County 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, you should contact the Brazoria County Tax office.
What is the penalty for delinquent property taxes in Brazoria County?
Rates of penalty and interest for delinquency property taxes in Brazoria County 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.
Delinquent tax notices will continue to be sent. There may be problems selling the property because of the delinquent tax lien on the property. A delinquent tax suit can be filed seeking a judgment foreclosing the tax lien and authorizing the sheriff to sell it at public auction.
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. You can find out more about the type of exemptions you may be entitled to here.
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.
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