Randall County Property Tax
Not only does Texas have property tax, but it can also seem comparatively steep to other states. But did you know that the Texas Constitution bans a state income tax? That keeps your overall tax burden low and leaves your Randall County property tax as the primary source of funding for community services like law enforcement, fire protection, education and healthcare. Randall County property taxes are levied by local governments like the county, cities, school districts and various special-purpose districts. Let’s take a closer look.
Randall County Property Tax Rate
Taxing units, or jurisdictions, are the local entities that collect tax from property owners based on the fair market value of their property as determined by the county appraisal district. Each taxing unit sets its own tax rate every year after completing its budget. Your Randall County property tax rate is made up of the rates of the taxing jurisdictions specific to your property’s location. They include:
- Randall County. The county tax rate is 0.44.
- Cities of Canyon, Happy and Amarillo, TX
- Villages of Timbercreek Canyon and Palisades
- Amarillo Independent School District
- Bushland Independent School District
- Canyon Independent School District
- Happy Independent School District
- Wildorado Independent School District
- High Plains Underground WCD #1
- Boatwright-Trew Road District
- South Randall County Hospital District
- Amarillo Junior College District
The Randall County Property Tax Process
First, the Potter-Randall Appraisal District determines a single appraised value for your property. All Randall County property taxes are based on this amount. The appraisal district sends notices of appraised value to property owners, which includes information on how to protest this amount through the Appraisal Review Board (ARB). After local taxing units adopt their tax rates, the Randall County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office begins sending tax bills on their behalf.
What Happens If I Can’t Pay My Randall County Property Tax Bill?
Randall County property taxes are typically due by January 31st, and property tax delinquency begins February 1st – penalties and accruing interest charges apply immediately.
If your Randall County property taxes remain unpaid on July 1st, you will be hit with a significant additional penalty. Furthermore, taxing jurisdictions may hire collection attorneys to recover delinquent accounts and can charge an additional 20% penalty.
As more time passes, tax delinquency gets more severe. Interest and penalties continue to accrue, delinquent taxpayers can be sued, and properties can be foreclosed or seized.
Randall County Property Tax Loans Can Help
If you can’t pay your Randall County property taxes, it’s important to get help right away to protect against loss of finances and property.
Fortunately, you can avoid or end property tax delinquency with a Randall County property tax loan from Tax Ease. We offer low interest rates and affordable payment plans that work with your budget. It’s simple to apply with our online loan application, and we don’t check credit.