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Property Taxes

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, McKinney, TX 75069. There is no fee to file the homestead exemption form.

All three locations listed below accept Property Tax payments.  Any special requests such as Tax Certificates, VIT, etc. must be made at the McKinney office only.

Location & Contact Information

Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector, McKinney Office​
Collin County Administration Building
2300 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 2324
McKinney, TX 75071
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday

Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector, Plano Office
920 East Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday

Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector, Frisco Office
6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Suite 2000
Frisco, TX 75034
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday

General Information

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.

Tax Rates & Statistics

Tax Rates


Fiscal Year Parcel Count Parcel Count Increase
2001 215,694  
2002 228,867 6.11%
2003 239,983 4.86%
2004 252,560 5.24%
2005 263,749 4.43%
2006 279,127 5.83%
2007 292,905 4.94%
2008 292,897 0.00%
2009 300,721 2.67%
2010 306,189 1.82%
2011 311,597 1.77%


Parcel Count


(in Dollars)

  Levy Fees Atty Fees Other Fees Total
FY2006 102,556,493 293,703 66,124 102,916,320
FY2007 111,356,617 380,316 82,336 111,819,269
FY2008 109,778,434 379,354 77,635 110,235,423
FY2009 117,570,005 346,682 59,402 117,976,089
FY2010 119,708,664 347,131 60,960 120,116,755
FY2011 119,190,787 227,105 52,447 119,470,338


Ad Valorem Revenue