Avoid Penalties! Pay your taxes by January 31, 2024

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Avoid Penalties! Pay your taxes by January 31, 2024

The last day to pay 2023 property taxes to avoid penalty and interest is Wednesday January 31, 2024.

“All eight of the Tarrant County Tax Office locations are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to assist taxpayers with their property tax payments, but we encourage taxpayers to pay online whenever possible to avoid the crowds,” said Wendy Burgess, Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector.

“As online systems become heavily used in the last hour of the day, we recommend you start the online process earlier in the month to avoid complications and not waiting until January 31st.  Please plan around inclement weather and other emergencies if you intend to pay in person.”

  • Property taxes can be paid online at Tax Payer website
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover is accepted for online payments and in person at all branch locations.  A convenience fee* will be added to debit and credit card payments.
  • Online e-Check payments can be made with no additional convenience fee. 
  • Pay-by-phone is available 24/7 at 817-884-1110.
  • Payments made by mail are posted according to the US Postal Service postmark date.  Ensure that your payment is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service by January 31, 2024, to avoid penalty and interest. Take extra precautions when paying by mail due to occurrences of checks stolen, washed, cashed and ultimately not delivered to the Tax Office.
  • Online and phone payments must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on January 31, 2024.  Incomplete and pending payments completed at or after midnight Central Standard Time on February 1, 2024, will be posted accordingly.
  • Except under very specific circumstances, the Texas Property Tax Code does not authorize the Tax Assessor-Collector to waive penalty and interest.
  • There is no provision in the Tax Code for a delayed payment or extended due date due to inclement weather conditions or other emergencies. 

The Tarrant County Tax Office Customer Service Center is available at 817-884-1100 to assist citizens with property tax and motor vehicle questions.  Phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on January 29, 30, and 31 until 7 p.m.

“Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions,” Burgess said. “The Tarrant County Tax Office encourages citizens who cannot pay in full to make partial payments. Partial payments will be applied and only the remaining balance will be subject to penalties rather than the full original amount due.”

Due to a high call volume, taxpayers may experience a delay in speaking with a customer service representative over the phone.  An alternative method of contact for taxpayers is to email taxoffice@tarrantcountytx.gov.  Please allow a 48-hour response time for emails.

Visit the Tarrant County Tax Office website or call the Customer Service Center at 817-884-1100 if you need additional assistance or visit us in person at any of our branch locations.  

*Convenience fees are charged by the credit card service company for all debit and credit transactions.

Values, exemptions, and ownership/address updates are handled by Tarrant Appraisal District.  You can reach them by phone at 817-284-0024 or through their website at TAD.org  

News release date: January 05, 2024