Anyone who owns property in Kerr County, whether that land serves as their permanent residence, a hunting getaway spot, an inheritance or the like, are being reminded that they have until the end of this month to pay their taxes.
The tax deadline is any time before or on Jan. 31, according to Kerr County Tax Assessor-Collector Bob Reeves.
“We would encourage everyone who owes property taxes to make arrangements as quickly as possible to pay what’s owed. Beat the rush and mark that off your ‘to do’ list,” Reeves said. “If you miss the Jan. 31 deadline, then your property taxes will incur penalty fees and interest, both of which can quickly increase your total balance due.”
Property owners were notified of what they owe this year with tax statements that were mailed back at the beginning of October. Kerr County’s tax offices collect tax payments from property owners for all the local taxing entities in the county, except for the Kerrville Independent School District, which separately handles its own notices and collections.
Taxpayers can choose to pay in person at either of two county tax assessor-collector’s offices:
• At the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Kerrville, in Suite 124 on the first floor;
• At the West Kerr Annex, 3350 Junction Highway in Ingram.
As a quick reminder, all county offices (except emergency services) will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in keeping with the federal holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Taxpayers may also choose to pay their property taxes via U.S. Post Office mail, in which case they need to make sure their payment is postmarked no later than Jan. 31 to avoid the consequences of penalty fees or interest.
A third option for paying property taxes is to do so online through the county’s secured website. To make a payment by credit card or by electronic check, visit www.co.kerr.tx.us/tax/ payments/. Payments remitted online will incur a $1 convenience fee.
Kerr County property owners over the age of 65 whose property serves as their homestead, as well as those who are disabled veterans or their spouses, may choose to divide their tax payments into four installments. Those payments then will be due Jan. 31, March 31, May 31 and July 31.
“Anyone who has questions about their property’s appraised value, exemptions or changes should first contact the Kerr Central Appraisal District at 895-5223,” Reeves said.
A history of values and taxes, property ownership and more can be obtained at: tax.co.kerr.tx.us/clientdb/? cid=1.