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Property taxes are the primary source of government revenue in Texas. These are local taxes, based on appraised value and adopted tax rates, that help to pay for public schools, city streets, county roads, police, fire protection and many other services.

Please note that the Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector only collects property tax on behalf of the taxing jurisdictions. We are not responsible for the setting of tax rates or determining property values.

Your tax rates are set by the governing bodies of the applicable taxing jurisdictions for your property.  You are encouraged to express your views at your taxing jurisdiction’s meetings and tax rate public hearings.  These hearings are typically held in August and September.  Information about dates and times are posted in local newspapers and on taxing jurisdiction websites prior to the hearings.  You can also find information on hearings at .


Property tax amount =  ( tax rate ) x ( taxable value of property )  /  100

The Hays Central Appraisal District handles the following:

  • Determining taxable properties, their value and the taxable owner
  • Reviewing and granting property exemptions
  • Address and ownership changes
  • Mailing of Notices of Appraised Value
  • Property value protests
  • Determining taxing jurisdictions for particular properties
The Hays Central Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the state and is responsible for appraising property for property tax purposes for each taxing jurisdiction that imposes property taxes.  It is not part of Hays County or the Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office. The Hays Central Appraisal District is located at 21001 North IH 35 Kyle,TX 78640, and the contact number is 512-268-2522.

Tax Office Information

Jenifer O'Kane, PCC

Tax Assessor - Collector

712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1120
San Marcos, Texas, 78666
(512) 393-5545
(512) 393-5547

Hours of Operation
M 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tu 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
W 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Th 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Helpful Forms/Documents

2023 Tax Rates

ACH Agreement

130-U Application for Texas Title and/or Registration

VTR-214 Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard and/or License Plate

VTR-34 Application for Certified Copy of a Title


Tax Office Announcements

2023 property taxes must be paid in full on or before January 31, 2024 to avoid penalty and interest.

The delinquency date is February 1, 2024 and 7% penalty and interest will be added on property accounts with outstanding balances. Taxpayers who are not able to pay the full amount by January 31st are encouraged to pay as much as possible but will be subject to penalty and interest on the remaining balance.

Accounts with an Over 65, Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran exemption that have elected the Quarter Pay option and have made their 1st payment on or before January 31st are not assessed penalty and interest.

Quarter Payment Installment Plan

Sec. 31.031 of the Texas Property Tax Code allows individuals who are disabled/disabled veteran/ surviving spouse of a disabled veteran or at least 65 years of age and qualify for a homestead exemption, to choose an installment payment option on the property in which the homestead is claimed. Late payments will be charged penalty and interest per the Texas Property Tax Code.

Quarter Payment Installment Schedule:
 -  1st installment due - January 31
 -  2nd installment due - March 31
 -  3rd installment due - May 31

 -  4th and final installment due - July 31

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on these pages. The information included on these pages has been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. Hays County Tax Office makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. Hays County Tax Office reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Original records may differ from the information on these pages. Verification of information on source documents is recommended. By using this application, you assume all risks arising out of or associated with access to these pages, including but not limited to risks of damage to your computer, peripherals, software and data from any virus, software, file or other cause associated with access to this application. Hays County Tax Office shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of any cause relating to use of this application, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information contained in these pages, or any failure to receive or delay in receiving information.