The Central Texas Council of Governments 9-1-1 Addressing Department serves seven counties and thirty-two cities. The CTCOG Region encompasses both the urban and rural areas contained within Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills and San Saba Counties.
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Property taxes are local taxes that provide the largest source of money local governments use to pay for schools, streets, roads, police, fire protection and many other services. Texas law establishes the process followed by local officials in determining the value for property, ensuring that values are equal and uniform, setting tax rates and collecting taxes. Texas has no state property tax. The Legislature has authorized local governments to collect the tax. The state does not set tax rates, collect taxes or settle disputes between you and your local governments.
Exemptions reduce the taxable value of your property. This lowers your tax amount. Some of these exemptions are:
- Residence Homestead Exemption – available for all homeowners on their residence as long as they lived there on January 1st of the tax year.
- Disabled Person Exemption – available in addition to the homestead exemption to those who qualify according to specific guidelines.
- Disabled Veteran Exemption – available to the Veteran or their surviving spouse. This can be taken in addition to the homestead exemption and is set according to a disability rating. This exemption can be taken on any one property in Texas; it is not limited to the homestead property.
- Age 65 or Older Exemption – available to those homeowners age 65 or older. This can be taken in addition to homestead exemption.
- Homeowners over the age of 65 or who received the disabled person’s exemption may also arrange for a Tax Deferral on their homestead property. You may choose to defer the collection of taxes if you own and occupy your residence and taxes are delinquent; however, a tax lien remains on the property and interest of 5% a year continues to accrue.
The chief appraiser is responsible for administering exemption applications. A property owner or the owner’s authorized agent must file any necessary exemption form before May 1 of the tax year.