Kaufman County Property Tax Rates
Many different types of local governments can tax your Kaufman County property. Tax rates vary depending on the taxing units which have jurisdiction at your property’s location within the county appraisal district.
For example, the average effective Kaufman County property tax rate is 0.461. However, each city or town in the county has its own tax rate.
These are some of the average Kaufman County property tax rates as of 2021:
- Combine. 0.35
- Crandall. 0.76
- Forney. 0.501
- Heath. 0.339
- Kaufman. 0.799
- Kemp. 0.742
- Mabank. 0.425
- Mesquite. 0.708
- Oak Grove. 0.06
- Oak Ridge. 0.13
- Seagoville. 0.788
- Talty. 0.24
- Terrell. 0.764
Emergency service districts, county municipal utility districts, fresh water supply districts and school districts, including the Trinity Valley Community College District, are other taxing jurisdictions in Kaufman County which set their own tax rate.
Kaufman County Property Tax Exemptions
As a Texas property owner, you need to know about common property tax exemptions. For example, if your property is also your primary residence, you probably qualify for the General Residence Homestead exemption.
Contact the Kaufman Central Appraisal District to determine which Kaufman County property tax exemptions you are eligible for.
Kaufman County Delinquent Property Taxes: Dates to Know
In Kaufman County, property tax bills are sent in October and are due by January 31st.
On February 1st, unpaid Kaufman County property tax accounts begin to accrue interest and penalties starting at 7% and increasing monthly while the taxes remain overdue and possibly resulting in tax liens.
Also, the county hires attorneys to collect delinquent property tax accounts. Attorney fees of 15-20% are applied to delinquent accounts on July 1st, the date to get your Kaufman County delinquent property taxes paid in full, if at all possible.
Kaufman County Property Taxes – How to Pay, Even When You Don’t Have the Money
Fortunately, the Kaufman County Tax Collector/Tax Assessor’s office accepts partial payments if you can’t pay the total amount. However, any amount not paid in full by February 1st will go into delinquency.
Pay online through the Kaufman County Property Tax Office and enter Jurisdiction Code 6382. There is a credit card fee.
Pay by phone at 866-549-1010 and enter Bureau Code 5499044.
Mail your Kaufman County property tax payment to:
PO Box 339
Kaufman, TX 75142-0339
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