Understanding The Property Tax System

Property taxes are local taxes that provide the largest source of money local governments use to pay for schools, streets, roads, police, fire protection and many other services. Texas law establishes the process followed by local officials in determining the value for property, ensuring that values are equal and uniform, setting tax rates and collecting taxes. Texas has no state property tax. The Legislature has authorized local governments to collect the tax. The state does not set tax rates, collect taxes or settle disputes between you and your local governments.

Texas has no state property tax. The Legislature has authorized local governments to collect the tax. The state does not set tax rates, collect taxes or settle disputes between you and your local governments.

Who Does What?
What Do They Do?
When Do They Do It?
Where Does the Money Go?
Why Do They Do It?
How Can I Challenge What They Do?

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

**The 2018 Preliminary Appraised Values are now available online. The values are subject to change prior to certification.**
Contact Information
806-935-4193806-935-2792
P.O. Box 717
Dumas, Texas 79029
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m

Chief Appraiser
Alfonso Venegas