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General Information
  The Jefferson County Tax Office collects for twenty-six (26) taxing units. The 2012 tax year levy is $498,233,003 of which our office expects to collect 97% by the end of the fiscal year.
 
Calculation of property taxes:

  Value - Determined by the Jefferson County Appraisal District
(Minus) Exemptions - Exemptions are granted by the Jefferson County Appraisal District; the amount of the exemption is determined by the governing body of the taxing unit
(Times) Tax rate - Rate is determined by the governing body of the taxing unit


(Equals) Total Taxes Due - Collected by the Jefferson County Tax Office

You may contact the Jefferson County Appraisal District at:
 
4610 S. 4th Street
Beaumont, Texas 77705
OR
P.O. Box 21337
Beaumont, Texas 77720
(409) 840-9944
(409) 727-4611
 

Taxes are due upon receipt of the bill. Failure to receive a tax statement does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty or interest, the due date, the existence of a tax lien, or any procedure to collect a tax. This is according to Section 31.01 (g) of the Texas Property Tax Code.

If you receive the tax notice in October and a mortgage company is responsible for payment, please write your loan number on the statement and mail to your mortgage company.

The deadline for paying the current year tax is January 31. Penalty and interest begin February 1. Penalty and interest apply on the delinquent tax as follows: (P&I applied according to Section 33.01 of the Texas Property Tax Code)

February
  7%
March
  9%
April 11%
May 13%
June 15%
July 18% + 20% additional collection fee
August 19% + 20% additional collection fee
September 20% + 20% additional collection fee

Interest continues to accrue an additional 1% each month until taxes are paid in full.

If you plan to mail your payment in late January, please be sure to have the post office post the envelope with a January postmark. Payments with a February postmark will be returned to the property owner for collection of the penalty and interest.

Taxes not paid in full by June 30 will be referred to the delinquent tax attorney for enforced collection. This is when the additional collection fee of 20% will be added. At this time legal action may take place.

In order to avoid legal action, we encourage taxpayers to contact the Jefferson County Tax Office in order to set up a payment agreement.
You may contact our Beaumont office at 835-8516 (8am - 4:30pm).


Related Links

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Taxpayers' Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities

Los Derechos, Remedios Legales y las Responsabilidades
de los Contribuyentes de Impuestos


Texas Property Tax Code


Jefferson County Tax Office

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