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Property Taxes

The City of Carrollton’s Council sets the property tax rate along with the budget in September. The tax rate is comprised of two elements, maintenance and operation and debt. For property tax rates, please click here

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: CHANGE IN PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS: Effective July 1, 2011, property tax collections on Denton County and Collin County properties were moved from the Dallas County Tax Office to the Denton County Tax Office. Payments made on these properties after June 30, 2011 should be made to the Denton County Tax Office.

In October, annual tax statements will be mailed to you and/or your mortgage company by the Dallas County or Denton County tax offices, not by the City of Carrollton. The City has contracted with the Dallas County and Denton County tax offices to handle property tax billing and collections for all City of Carrollton property owners. By outsourcing this service, the City reduces costs by approximately $150,000 per year.


For Properties in Dallas County -

Property taxes for properties in Dallas County are collected by the Dallas County Tax Office.

Upon receipt of your tax statement three convenient payment options are available to you:

  1. Pay by mail:
    Dallas County Tax Assessor-Collector, 500 Elm St. Dallas, Texas 75202
  2. Pay Online (fees apply)
    Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted. Additionally, you may make a payment via echeck.
  3. Pay in person at any of 9 locations.
    The closest to Carrollton is the North Dallas location at 10056 Marsh Lane Dallas, Texas 75229 (near Marsh Ln. and Royal Ln.). The hours at this office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payment by cash, check or credit/debit cards (fees apply) are accepted.

For more information or other payment locations, please contact the Dallas County Tax Office at 214-653-7811.


For Properties in Denton and Collin Counties –

Property taxes for properties in Denton and Collin counties are collected by the Denton County Tax Office.

Upon receipt of your tax statement three convenient payment options are available to you:

  1. Pay by mail:
    Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector, 1505 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas 76209-4525
  2. Pay Online (fees apply)
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted. Additionally, you may make a payment via echeck.
  3. Pay in person at any of 5 locations.
    The closest to Carrollton is the Carrollton location at 1029 W. Rosemeade Parkway, Carrollton, Texas 75007 (near Rosemeade Pkwy and Old Denton Rd.). The hours at this office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments by cash, check or credit/debit cards (fees apply) are accepted.

For more information or other payment locations, please contact the Denton County Tax Office at 940-349-3500.


Payment Deadlines

Taxes become due and payable October 1 and are delinquent if not paid on or before January 31. A penalty is imposed at the rate of 6% on the first day of the month of delinquency and will increase 1% each month thereafter reaching the maximum of 12% by July 1. Interest is imposed at the rate of 1% on the first day of the month of delinquency and will increase 1% each month thereafter. Taxes that remain delinquent on July 1, will incur an additional penalty, not to exceed 20% of the total taxes, penalties and interest due.

Business personal property taxes that remain delinquent on April 1 will also be subject to a possible penalty pursuant to Section 33.11 of the Texas Property Tax Code. That provision allows for an additional penalty of 20% of the total taxes, penalties and interest to defray the costs of collection.


Property Tax on Lease Vehicles

All lease vehicles for lessees residing in the City of Carrollton are taxable. The property tax is assessed to the leasing company based on the lessee's residence as of January 1. To view a list of FAQs regarding lease vehicles click here.


Property Tax Appraisals

Property tax is appraised on January 1st each year. The tax appraisal covers the calendar year. Below are listed some of the topics the appraisal districts control and some general information on each. Visit the appropriate county's appraisal district website below:

Dallas Central Appraisal District - www.dcad.org

Denton Central Appraisal District - www.dentoncad.com

Collin Central Appraisal District - www.collincad.org

 


 

Property Value

The appraisal districts value all property within the City of Carrollton for the City taxes. By state law, the property must be re-appraised at least once every three years. If the value on an individual property increases a substantial amount from year to year, the property could be re-appraised more often than the three years.

 


 

Value Protests

The appraisal districts hear all protests on property values. By law there is only a certain time span in which protests may be filed. It is usually in the month of May. If you plan to protest the property value, please contact the appropriate appraisal district to confirm the time frame. The State Comptroller's Office prints a brochure giving information on many areas of the taxpayer’s rights. Obtain these through the appropriate appraisal district.

 


 

Exemptions

The appraisal districts approve all exemptions according to Texas Property Tax Code. Exemption forms must be requested through the appraisal district. Some exemptions must be filed each year while others are one time only. Please contact the appropriate appraisal district if you have a question on exemptions.

Listed below are the exemptions and the amount offered by the City of Carrollton. The exemptions must be filed with the appropriate Appraisal District. If the exemptions listed below are filed by May 1, the exemption will show on the original tax statement. If not, a supplemental bill will be mailed showing the adjustment, when it is received from the appraisal district.

Twenty percent (20%) Homestead Exemption: You must own and live on the property on January 1 of that year. The twenty percent is taken off the appraised value (excluding capped value, if any).

$60,000 Over 65 Exemption: This exemption is pro-rated if you turn 65 after January 1. This exemption amount is subtracted after the homestead exemption. This exemption can only be used on the homestead property.

$60,000 Disabled Person Exemption: An account cannot have the disabled person and over 65 exemption. The person applying for this exemption must be disabled with social security. This exemption can only be used on the homestead property.

Disabled Veterans Exemption: This exemption is calculated by the percentage of disability with the Veteran’s Organization. If you need the percentage amount, call the applicable Appraisal District. This is the only exemption that doesn’t have to be applied to the homestead property. The taxpayer can attach this exemption to any property they own.

 


 

Ownership or Mailing Address Changes

If there is an ownership or mailing address change, please write your applicable appraisal district.

 


 

Miscellaneous Revenues Collected

The City’s Miscellaneous Revenue Collections Office is responsible for billing and collections of various sources. Payments for item listed below can be paid with cash, check, money order or credit card. Questions or information on any of the following can be answered by calling the appropriate number listed below:

Ambulance Service: For information regarding the City’s ambulance service charges, please call 972-466-4746.

False Alarms: For information regarding false alarm charges, please call 972-466-3120.

Mowing and Clean-up Liens: For information please call 972-466-3120. Billed mowing and clean-up charges not collected are filed as a labor lien on the property. When the charge is paid, a release of lien request is prepared and given to the person making the payment for them to file with county.

Hotel/Motel Tax: For information please call 972-466-4746. The hotel/motel fee represents seven percent (7%) of the gross income and is paid to the City on a quarterly basis. This payment is due by the last day of the month following the end of each quarter.

Solid Waste Franchise Fees: For information, please call 972-466-4746. This charge is for road use by waste collection trucks in the City of Carrollton. There is an annual application fee of $50. Also, a quarterly payment of 7% of the gross revenue for waste collection in Carrollton is required. This payment is due by the last day of the month following the end of each quarter.

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