Half Payment Property Tax Deadline

Wendy Burgess, Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector, reminds Tarrant County taxpayers that they have an option when paying property taxes.

Taxpayers may pay their current year property taxes in two equal installments. To qualify for this half payment option, taxpayers must pay one half of the total property taxes owed by November 30, 2023.

If a taxpayer makes a qualifying and timely first installment payment, the second payment is due by July 1, 2024. No penalty or interest will accrue on the second half until after July 1, 2024.

The Tarrant County Tax Office began mailing property tax statements in mid-October. Most taxpayers should have received their statement by now. We are in the process of mailing statements to taxpayers with an Over65 or Disability Exemption, and it may be mid-November before they are received. Failure to receive a notice does not impact the validity of the tax or penalty and interest imposed.

If your mortgage company escrows your taxes, the property tax statement was sent to the mortgage company the second week of October.

If a statement hasn’t been received, one can be printed from our new payment portal at Tax Online, or email taxoffice@tarrantcountytx.gov to request one. Sign up for Paperless Billing on our Property Tax page and have future statements delivered electronically to your email.

If taxpayers do not choose the half payment option, the deadline is January 31, 2024, to pay the full amount of taxes to avoid penalty and interest. Partial payments are accepted at any time after statements are mailed.

Payments can be made in person at any of the eight Tax Office locations. Operating hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no additional fee for e-checks. Electronic checks and credit cards are accepted over the internet at Tax Online or by phone at 817-884-1110. There is a fee for the use of debit and credit cards payable directly to the card provider. We highly encourage feeless payment by e-check to avert any potential issues with a physical check while in transit to our office.

Contact us with questions at 817-884-1100 or by email at taxoffice@tarrantcountytx.gov.

News release date: November 08, 2023