Real & Personal Property Tax Calendar
There are numerous important dates and deadlines during the tax year. Many, such as the January 1st assessment date, is specifically stated in the Texas Property Tax Code. Others, such as a property owner's deadline to file a notice of protest, may depend on the date the chief appraiser performs an action (in this case, the date a notice of appraisal value is mailed to the property owner). Each calendar entry is supported by a reference or references pertinent to the Texas Property Tax Code or Education Code Section(s).
Remember: if the last day to perform an action falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, Property Tax Code Section 1.06 designates the next regular business day as the deadline.
Below find a list of important dates and deadlines that affect the Bexar County Tax Office.
Important Dates in the Tax Calendar
January 1st - Bexar Appraisal District determines ownership and value.
A tax lien attaches to all taxable property on this date to secure payment of taxes imposed for the year. This lien is automatically extinguished by payment in full. January 1 is the effective date of the tax year; for example, if a business closes, moves or changes ownership after this date, it will be taxed for the entire year. Any new exemption for the year should be claimed at Bexar Appraisal District.
January 31st - This is the last day to pay taxes before delinquency. The first payment on quarter payment plans for over 65 and disability homestead accounts is due on or before this date.
February 1 - Penalty and interest charges begin to accrue on taxes for the preceding year. Penalty begins at 6% and increases monthly to a maximum of 12% in July. Interest begins to accrue at the rate of 1% per month until the account is paid in full.
March 31 - This is the last day to make 2nd payment on a quarter payment plan.
April 1 - Taxing units may allow early collection fees of 15% to 20% to be imposed on personal property accounts in order to defray collection cost.
April 15 - Rendition statements on all personal property accounts must be filed with the Bexar Appraisal District no later than April 15th of each year. A penalty equal to 10% of the total amount of taxes will be imposed for the year against a person who fails to timely file a rendition statement.
April 30 - This is the last day to file an exemption application at Bexar Appraisal District.
May 31 - This is the last day to make the 3rd payment on a quarter payment plan and the last day to file a protest with Bexar Appraisal District for the current year.
June 30 - This is the last day to make the 2nd payment on the split payment option.
July 1 - All delinquent accounts for the current year are turned over to the tax attorneys for collection. A collection penalty of 15% to 20% of the total unpaid balance is added to the current delinquent accounts.
July 25 - The Chief Appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing units.
July 31 - This is the last day to make final payment on a quarter payment plan.
September 25 - This is the last day for taxing units to set the tax rate without a separate mailing.
September 30 - All tax rates must be set by taxing units.
October 1 - The current collection period begins.
November 30 - This is the last day to make the first payment on the split payment option.