It is the duty of the Tax Assessor-Collector to assess and collect for the County all taxes imposed on property within the county. You may either pay your property taxes in person, by mail, or
Pay Property Taxes Online.
You may also review property information by visiting the
Collin County Appraisal District or view the recent tax statement by using our
Tax Account Lookup feature.
To apply for the homestead exemption, download and print the
Residential Homestead Exemption Application and mail the completed application to: Central Appraisal District of Collin County, 250 W. Eldorado Pkwy, TX 75069. There is no fee to file the homestead exemption form.
Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector, McKinney Office Collin County Administration Building map 2300 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 2324
McKinney, TX 75071
Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector, Plano Office 920 East Park Blvd. map Plano, TX 75074
Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector, Frisco Office 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Suite 2000 map Frisco, TX 75034
Property taxes are local taxes. Local officials value your property, set your tax rates, and collect your taxes. State law governs how this process works. The property tax is an ad valorem tax. Ad valorem is a Latin phrase which means according to value. The tax is based on the value of the property. For example the property tax on land valued at $10, 000 will be ten times higher than land valued at $1,000.
There are four main parts to the property tax system. The appraisal district values property, administers exemptions, and maintains current ownership information on the appraisal records. The appraisal review board is a panel made up of people from the local community. They are independent from the appraisal district. They settle any disagreements between the appraisal district and the property owner about the valuation of the property. The governing bodies of the taxing units, such as the city councils, school boards, or county commissioners decide the annual budgets and set the tax rates. This determines the total amount of taxes to be paid. The tax office calculates the levy, mails the statements, collects the taxes and distributes the tax revenue to the taxing units.
Property taxes are determined by what a property is used for on January 1, market conditions at the time and ownership of property on that date. A tax lien attaches to property on January 1 to secure payment of taxes for the year.
Property taxes are a major source of funding for local services. They help pay for public schools, community health services, fire and police protection, streets, roads, flood control projects, and many other services.
All property is taxable unless state or federal law exempts all or part of the value. Total exemptions may be granted for public properties or those owned by qualifying organizations such as churches, schools, or charitable organizations. Homestead, over sixty-five, and disabled veterans exemptions are examples of partial exemptions, which reduce the taxable value on qualifying property.
AD VALOREM COLLECTIONS - MONTHLY AVERAGE (in Dollars)
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