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Overview of Tarrant County, TX Taxes

Tarrant County, Texas, whose county seat is Fort Worth, is one of the most populous counties in the country. The county also has the second-highest number of property tax accounts in the State of Texas.

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    To calculate the exact amount of property tax you will owe requires your property's assessed value and the property tax rates based on your property's address. Please note that we can only estimate your property tax based on median property taxes in your area. There are typically multiple rates in a given area, because your state, county, local schools and emergency responders each receive funding partly through these taxes. In our calculator, we take your home value and multiply that by your county's effective property tax rate. This is equal to the median property tax paid as a percentage of the median home value in your county.

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To calculate the exact amount of property tax you will owe requires your property's assessed value and the property tax rates based on your property's address. Please note that we can only estimate your property tax based on median property taxes in your area. There are typically multiple rates in a given area, because your state, county, local schools and emergency responders each receive funding partly through these taxes. In our calculator, we take your home value and multiply that by your county's effective property tax rate. This is equal to the median property tax paid as a percentage of the median home value in your county.

Tarrant County Property Tax Rates

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The median home value in Tarrant County is $137,700. That may sound low, but Tarrant County property owners pay a relatively hefty median real estate tax amount ($3,196) because the average effective property tax rate in Tarrant County is high, at 2.32%.

Property owners in Tarrant County are subject to different taxing units, including their county government, city government and school district. Every September, these taxing units set their budgets for the fiscal year and then establish a property tax rate that will enable them to meet their revenue goals.

CountyMedian Home ValueMedian Annual Property Tax PaymentAverage Effective Property Tax Rate
Arlington$129,800$2,9562.28%
Azle$113,900$2,1661.90%
Bedford$161,700$3,4632.14%
Benbrook$136,800$3,0392.22%
Blue Mound$82,600$1,6882.04%
Briar$92,800$1,3801.49%
Burleson$126,300$2,8702.27%
Colleyville$415,100$8,5652.06%
Crowley$113,100$3,0172.67%
Dalworthington Gardens$344,700$5,9031.71%
Edgecliff Village$132,000$2,7202.06%
Euless$146,600$3,0642.09%
Everman$70,700$1,4792.09%
Flower Mound$269,800$5,5282.05%
Forest Hill$76,900$1,4291.86%
Fort Worth$122,100$2,9782.44%
Grand Prairie$124,600$3,0232.43%
Grapevine$233,200$4,5881.97%
Haltom City$86,700$1,8102.09%
Haslet$287,900$6,0052.09%
Hurst$139,600$2,7301.96%
Keller$285,200$6,4452.26%
Kennedale$158,800$4,2152.65%
Lake Worth$86,300$1,6261.88%
Lakeside$148,600$2,4761.67%
Mansfield$182,700$4,7772.61%
Newark$120,500$2,0801.73%
North Richland Hills$151,300$3,3462.21%
Pantego$176,200$3,0201.71%
Pecan Acres$316,800$5,2061.64%
Pelican Bay$32,300$8272.56%
Rendon $185,900$2,9311.58%
Richland Hills$99,700$2,0772.08%
River Oaks$83,800$1,7792.12%
Saginaw$122,800$2,9882.43%
Sansom Park$65,800$1,2931.97%
Southlake$530,300$10,0001.89%
Trophy Club$292,600$6,1752.11%
Watauga$104,300$2,5792.47%
Westlake$1,000,000$10,0001.00%
Westover Hills$1,000,000$10,0001.00%
Westworth Village$101,400$2,1462.12%
White Settlement$73,500$1,5322.08%

Depending on whether you pay in person, by mail, by phone or online, you can pay your property taxes by check or money order, in cash, via e-check or with a debit or credit card. Cash payment is only available in person. Payments made by mail must be postmarked by January 31 to avoid triggering penalty and interest charges. Returned checks will incur a $25 charge.

Credit and debit card payments will incur a fee, too, but the fee depends on whether you’re paying in person, online or by phone. Pay with a credit card in person and the fee is 2.3%. Pay with a debit card in person and there is a flat fee of $2.50. If you pay online by credit card, the fee is 2.15%. Pay online by debit card and the flat fee is $3.95.

Tarrant County Property Tax Breaks

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Need help with your Tarrant County property taxes? Certain residents are eligible for property tax breaks. There are property tax exemptions for qualified residents who are over 65 and/or have a disability. These breaks are only available for “homestead” properties, i.e. primary residences. Veterans with disabilities may also qualify for property tax exemptions. If you think you qualify, you must apply for exemptions through the Tarrant Appraisal District – the exemption will not be granted automatically.

To be clear, property tax exemptions don’t let you off the hook completely. Instead, they exempt a certain portion of the assessed value of your home (usually between $5,000 and $15,000) from property taxes. If you qualify for an exemption, the property tax rate will be applied to a lower home value, resulting in a lower property tax bill.

Another property tax break availability to qualified Tarrant County residents is the option to break your tax bill into four payments instead of making one or two larger payments. This can be helpful for people who are on fixed incomes or who otherwise struggle to come up with large sums of money.

You have three property tax payment options in Tarrant County. You can pay the entire bill when you receive the statement. You can also opt for the Half Payment Option and pay in two equal installments, without accruing penalty or interest charges. If you select the Half Payment Option the first half is due by November 30. The second half is due by June 30. Mark your payments as “Half Payment” so the County will know you’re not just sending a partial payment.

You can also select the Quarter Payment Option and pay in four equal installments. To qualify for the Quarter Payment Option, the property in question must be your “residence homestead” (so not a rental property, for example) and you must have either an Over 65 Exemption or a Disability Exemption.

How Your Tarrant County Property Tax Bill Works

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In Tarrant County, property tax statements are usually mailed in the first week of October. If you don’t get a property tax statement, it’s important to contact the County or print a statement online. If you miss the deadline to pay your property taxes, “I never got a statement in the mail” will not work as an excuse for non-payment. Penalty and interest will still accrue.

The last day to pay your property taxes without incurring a late penalty is January 31. All payments must be processed on or before 12 a.m. Central Standard Time on that date. If you’re late making a property tax payment in Tarrant County, a penalty fee and interest will accrue.

The amount of penalty and interest applied to your bill will depend on how late your payment is. Beginning in February, late bills are subject to a 6% penalty and 1% interest. In March, the penalty jumps to 7% and the interest rate jumps to 2%. Penalty and interest continue to climb as the months tick by. By July, the combination of penalty and interest amounts to 18%. These steep penalties are why it behooves you to get your Tarrant County property tax payments in on time.

If you pay your property tax bill and then the County belatedly approves an exemption application or an appeal of your assessed property value (or otherwise decides you were overcharged), the County will issue you a refund check. Such property tax corrections can go in the other direction, too. If the County decides that you paid too little it can issue a supplemental tax bill requesting additional money.

If you’re waiting on the results of an appeal of your property value, your exemption application or any other property tax issue, it’s important to pay the full bill on time anyway. Don’t subtract what you think you shouldn’t have to pay, because if you fail to pay what’s owed you will rack up penalties and interests. Pay the full amount now and, with luck, your application or appeal will go through and you’ll get a refund.

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Property Tax: Which Counties are Getting the Best Bang for Their Buck

SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the places across the country where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively. Zoom between states and the national map to see the counties getting the biggest bang for their property tax buck.

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Methodology

Our study aims to find the places in the United States where people are getting the most for their property tax dollars. To do this we looked at school rankings, crime rates and property taxes for every county.

As a way to measure the quality of schools, we calculated the average math and reading/language arts proficiencies for all the school districts in the country. Within each state, these schools were then ranked between 1 and 10 (with 10 being the best) based on those average scores.

For each county, we calculated the violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Using the school and crime numbers, we calculated a community score. This is the ratio of the school rank to the combined crime rate per 100,000 residents.

We used the number of households, median home value and average property tax rate to calculate a per capita property tax collected for each county.

Finally, we calculated a tax value by creating a ratio of the community score to the per capita property tax paid. This shows us the counties in the country where people are getting the most bang for their buck, or where their property tax dollars are going the furthest.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey, Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Police or Justice Department websites