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 http://hays.countytaxrates.com .
YOUR TAXES OWED CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount = ( tax rate ) x ( taxable value of property ) / 100
The Hays Central Appraisal District handles the following:
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.
- 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