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.

Avoid Penalties! Pay property taxes on time.

Property Tax Statements are mailed out in October, and are due upon receipt.

To avoid penalties pay your taxes by January 31, 2024​.

Pay online, don't stand in line!

You can still choose to mail in your taxes in the envelope provided with your statement, or you may pay at one of our three offices listed below.

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.

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.

Property Tax Refunds

Property Tax overpayment refunds must be requested by the remitter of payment. Once the refund request is received, the processing time is six to eight weeks.

Property Tax recalculated refunds, (Homestead Exemptions, Over 65, etc.) will be mailed automatically. By law, these refunds will be mailed no later than sixty days from the date we receive the change from the Central Appraisal District.

To obtain an overpayment refund, complete and sign the Application for Tax Refund.

You may fax, mail or email the request to the Refunds Department at:

Refund Mailing Address:
​ Collin County Tax Assessor
Refunds Department
P.O. Box 8046
McKinney, TX 75070


For additional information regarding a Property Tax refund, please contact our Refunds Department at (972) ​547-5020.

Tax Data Information Requests

Current and delinquent tax records are available in the form of a programmable data file. For more information, or to request tax data please select the Tax Data Requests link.