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Travis County Tax Assessor

Avoid Penalty!
Property Tax Payments Due January 31!

Monday, January 31 is the payment deadline for 2010 property taxes. Payments mailed with a Monday, January 31 (or earlier) U.S. Post Office postmark are considered timely upon receipt.

Didn't Get A Property Tax Bill?

Anyone who has not received a property tax bill and needs immediate service may call 854-9473 or visit online and download a tax bill at www.traviscountytax.org. For those who choose to pay in person after-hours, a drop box service is available at the main location, 5501 Airport Boulevard. Two bright red drop boxes sit in the parking lot---one near the drive through lanes and the other alongside Airport Boulevard.

Pay In Person Locations

Visitors may choose among five locations to make a property tax payment in person. They are:

  • 5501 Airport Boulevard, between 53˝ Street and Koenig Lane MAIN OFFICE Open 7:30 – 5:30 Drive through service
  • 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, off FM 1825 (Pecan Street) in Pflugerville Open 8:00 – 5:00 Drive through service
  • 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway, southeast near ABIA between Burleson Rd. and Highway 183 Open 8:00 – 5:00 Drive through service
  • 8656 Highway 71W, 1.5 miles west of the “Y” in Oak Hill Building B, Ste. 200 Open 8:00 – 5:00
  • 4705 Heflin Lane at the corner of Springdale and MLK Blvd Open 8:00 – 5:00 Drive through service

Travis County Tax Office will collect over $2.2 billion dollars levied to support 108 taxing jurisdictions including AISD, the City of Austin, Travis County, ACC and the Travis Healthcare District. Typically, 95% of tax payments are made by the deadline, and most are made by check sent via U.S. postal service.

Payment Options

Payment can be made by:

  • cash,
  • check,
  • money order,
  • cashier’s check,
  • Western Union,
  • electronic check and
  • credit card

Western Union, electronic check and credit card incur convenience fees. Fees are charged only to those who use the service. See www.traviscountytax.org for electronic check and credit card service.

Credit Card Fees, Late Penalties and Partial Payments

For those who cannot pay taxes, the credit card option may represent a desirable alternative considering the fact that on February 1, 2011 all unpaid 2010 taxes incur 7% penalty and interest charges. The convenience fee charged by the vendor provided credit card service is 3%. Despite the convenience fee, some taxpayers choose to pay with a credit card to gain rewards such as airline miles.

"If you can't pay all of your tax bill and do not want to charge it on a credit card, please send whatever payment you can and visit our web site www.traviscountytax.org to apply for a payment plan. The online payment application will provide an immediate response to each request. For those who prefer to write a letter, be sure to include the account number, name of the person who will be making payments, a daytime telephone number, and a proposed plan for payment," says Nelda Wells Spears, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector.

Special Senior and Disabled Provision

Seniors and disabled taxpayers may take advantage of a special provision in the law that allows for quarterly payments. Along with a “letter of intent” (available online or by telephone) to document the plan, seniors and disabled taxpayers pay one-fourth of the tax bill by January 31, and the three remaining payments by March 31, May 31 and July 31. Call 854-9473 for help.

In summary, payment options include:

  • Credit card payment online at www.traviscountytax.org (VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover includes convenience charge of 3%)
  • Electronic check payment online or by telephone with fee based upon amount paid
  • Credit card payment by telephone or in person (VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover includes convenience charge of 3%)
  • Mail a check with a January 31 or earlier U.S. Post Office postmark.
  • Drop off payment by check or money order in a bright red drop box located at the main Airport Boulevard office.
  • Cash payments are accepted ONLY at drive through windows and inside the tax office lobby.

Payment Methods and Deadlines for 2010 Property Taxes

  • Online at www.traviscountytax.org
    - credit card
    - electronic check
    DEADLINE: Midnight CST on Monday, January 31st, 2011
  • Online at www.westernunion.com - Western Union
    DEADLINE: Midnight CST on Monday, January 31st, 2011
  • Telephone at (512) 854-9473
    - credit card
    - electronic check
    DEADLINE: Monday, January 31st at 5:30 pm
  • Mail
    - personal check
    - cashier's check
    - money order
    DO NOT MAIL CASH
    DEADLINE: Postmarked by USPS on or before 1/31/2011

 

Last Modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:41 PM