Important Dates to Know

January 1


The use and condition of a property on January 1 are used to determine value for that tax year. These factors as well as ownership on January 1 are used to determine eligibility for exemptions.

The Property Appraisal Office begins accepting Property Tax Returns for both Real Estate and Business Personal Property.

The Property Appraisal Office begins accepting applications for Property Tax Exemptions (churches, charities, etc.) and other exemptions such as Conservation Use and Rehabilitated Historic Properties.

The Property Appraisal Office accepts homestead applications year round but any applications filed after the homestead deadline (April 1) will be active for the next year.

April 1


Deadline for filing all Property Tax Returns.

Deadline for applying for Property Tax Exemptions (churches, charities, etc.) and other exemptions such as Conservation Use and Rehabilitated Historic Properties.

Deadline for filing Homestead Exemption in the Property Appraisal Office for the current tax year. You must be living in the property as of January 1 to qualify. Homestead Exemption applications may be filed at any time of the year.  Those applications filed after the deadline, will be effective for the next year.

Mid April


Assessment Change Notices are mailed.

Late May


Deadline for appealing the Assessment Change Notice.

Deadline is 45 days from date Notice mailed. See Notice for exact deadline date.

July 1


Jackson County Tax Digest is submitted to the State Department of Revenue. Upon Digest approval by the State, the Tax Commissioner's Office can bill and collect property taxes. Approval is usually received within one week of submission.

October


Property Tax Bills are mailed and are payable to the Tax Commissioner 60 days from post mark of mailing.