Property Tax

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Deadlines & Delinquency

Downtown Administration
Records Building – 500 Elm Street, Suite 3300, Dallas, TX 75202
Telephone: (214) 653-7811 • Fax: (214) 653-7888
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When are my property taxes due?

Taxes are due and payable on October 1, and are delinquent if not paid on or before January 31. State law requires that penalty and interest be charged on taxes paid after January 31. If you have any questions, email, or call our Customer Care Center at 214-653-7811.

What is the deadline for filing an appraisal protest?

No later than May 15th. Contact your local Appraisal District.

Do you consider the mail postmark as the payment date?

Yes, we use the Post Office’s postmark, not a meter date, to comply with Tax Code Section 1.08.

Why did I get a delinquent notice when I paid my taxes?

Email us at Please include your name, property address and copies of your cancelled payment check and delinquent notice, and we will research it for you. You can also call our Customer Care Center at 214-653-7811.

I received a delinquency with penalty and interest, when I never even got my first bill. What should I do?

Tax statements are mailed in October to the address shown on your account. Email a copy of your delinquent notice to and we will research it for you, or call our Customer Care Center at 214-653-7811.

When do you turn delinquent tax accounts over to the attorney?

Per state law, April 1st for Business Personal Property, July 1st for all other property.