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Tax Office
Important Tax Notices
See the Quick Links section for important property tax information.

Responsibilities

The Tax Department is a division of the Central Collections office located in City Hall. This office is responsible for the collection of revenues in the form of property taxes levied on appraised values provided by the Harris County Appraisal District.  If you have any questions about your appraised value or exemption status, please contact the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800 or online at www.hcad.org

New Homeowners
New homeowners are responsible for changing ownership information with Harris County Appraisal District.  This is to ensure that all correspondence, notices, and bills are received in a timely manner.  Failure to receive a bill does not waive any penalty or interest.

Homestead Exemptions
Homestead exemptions are offered for homes purchased for use of primary residence.  The city's adopted exemption reduces your taxable value by 20%.  For example, a home valued at $150,000 with a tax rate of $0.72 / 100 would have a bill of $1,080 without the exemption.  With the exemption applied, the tax levy would be reduced to $864.
 
Senior Citizen Exemptions
Exemptions are also in place for senior citizens along with a tax ceiling. The year you reach the age of 65, the appropriate forms must be completed and returned to Harris County Appraisal District. Residents over age 65 may also elect to defer payments or pay in installments.

Tax Rate Adoption
The City of Deer Park adopts a tax rate every year which funds both the General Fund and Debt Service Fund of the City. In the tax rate calculation, the tax rate is split into two separate components - a maintenance and operations (M&O) rate and a debt rate. The M&O rate allows for funding of the day-to-day operations of the City, while the debt portion covers the interest and principal on bonds and other debt secured by property tax revenues. See the Quick Links Section on this page to view a ten year history of the adopted tax rate.