Travis County Tax Office

Property tax payment methods, installments

Installment payments for over 65, disabled and disabled veteran homesteads

If you are over 65, disabled, a disabled veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of a disabled veteran, you can pay taxes on your homestead in four equal installments without any penalty and interest.

Signing up for this program is easy! The deadline to enroll and pay ¼ of your taxes is February 28.

Enroll online:

  1. Search for your property.
  2. Once you find your property, click on your account number.
  3. Click on the Payment Plans button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select Quarterly Installment Agreement from the list and follow the prompts to complete enrollment.

Enroll by email:

  1. Fill out the Letter of Intent.
  2. Email the signed document toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. Pay ¼ of your taxes by mail or online.

Enroll by mail:

  1. Fill out the Letter of Intent.
  2. Mail the signed document with a payment of ¼ of your taxes to:

Travis County Tax Office
P.O. Box 149328
Austin, TX 78714

Late installment payments

Late installment payments are subject to 6% penalty plus 1% interest each month the installment remains unpaid. Reach out to our office for your payment options if you fall behind on your installment payments or become unable to pay the installments.

If you are having difficulty making your payments, you may want to consider a tax deferral. Tax deferrals allow senior, disabled and disabled veteran owners to delay payment of taxes on their homestead for a lower interest rate. Interest assessed for deferred taxes accrues at 5% per year with no penalty as long as the taxes remain unpaid. The taxes must be paid in full within 180 days of change of ownership status. Most mortgage companies have language in their contracts that require you to pay your property taxes each year, so you should check with your mortgage company to determine if they will honor a tax deferral before applying.

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