On a related note...Tax Season Helpful Hints
By Michelle French, Chief Deputy
Denton County Tax Office
This year the Denton County Tax Office will send 445,000 property tax statements. Unfortunately a small percentage of our property owners will not receive their tax statements for various reasons. To assist our property owners, I thought it beneficial to share some helpful hints.
Tax statements will be mailed in the month of October. If you do not receive a tax statement by November 5th, call the Denton County Tax Office at 940-349-3500 for a duplicate statement.
Taxes are considered due upon receipt. Taxes must be paid on or before January 31, 2012 to be considered on time. Mailed payments postmarked on or before January 31, 2012 will also be considered on time. Failure to receive a tax statement does not exonerate a property owner from paying timely.
Mortgage Companies and Tax Services are responsible for requesting the tax statements on escrowed properties. The Tax Office receives thousands of requests from Mortgage Companies and Tax Services annually. Electronic files containing the requested tax account information will be routed to the appropriate company and a duplicate copy will be mailed to the property owner.
Be sure to check your legal description for accuracy when you receive your tax statement. Call the Denton County Tax Office if errors are discovered. We will be happy to assist you with the steps necessary for correction.
If you have multiple properties, it is extremely important that you send in your payment coupons with your payment. This will expedite the posting of your payments.
You can make your payment in person, by mail or online. All Tax Office locations accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards. To pay online, simply log onto http://tax.dentoncounty.com
and follow the links. A convenience fee of 2.40% is applied to any credit or debit card transaction and is not retained by the Tax Office. Online payments by e-Check carry a fee of $1.50 per transaction.
As always, feel free to contact the Denton County Tax Office at 940-349-3500 for more information.