Residential property taxes are due Jan. 31 in both Travis and Williamson counties. If you still need to pay, here is what you need to know.
Ways to Pay
Travis County residents can pay online by going to the Travis County Tax Office payment website, and search their property address. Payments made online by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31 are considered timely, according to Travis County. Customers paying by credit card or debit card will be assessed a 3 percent convenience fee for transactions over $100 or $3 for transactions $100 or less. The Travis County Tax Office also accepts eChecks for a $1 convenience fee.
Williamson County residents can pay online by going to the Williamson County Tax Office website and clicking on the Certified Payments link using bureau code 7778899. Payments made online by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31 will be considered timely.
The Williamson County Tax Office accepts eCheck for a convenience fee of $1. Credit card and debit card transactions will be assessed a fee of 2.19 percent.
Payments made with a U.S Postal Service postmark on or before Jan. 31 are considered timely. Both Travis and Williamson county do not consider commercial postal meter imprints postmarks.
Mailed payments must include the payment coupon or the property owner’s name and account number. Payment may be made in the form of personal check, cashier’s check or money order.
Travis County residents must make payments payable to Bruce Elfant and mail the payment to:
Travis County Tax Office
P.O. Box 149328
Austin, TX 78714-9328
Williamson County residents must make payments payable to Larry Gaddes, CTA, and mail the payment to:
Williamson County Tax Office
904 S. Main Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Payments can be made during normal business hours on or before Jan. 31 at tax office locations in the county in which the property lies.
Travis County property owners can pay at any one of the five Austin-area locations. Williamson County property owners have four locations from which to choose.
Travis County taxpayers can call 512-854-9473 on or before Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. to pay by eCheck, credit or debit card. A $1 service fee applies to eCheck customers, and credit and debit card transactions will be assessed a 3 percent fee for transactions more than $100, or $3 fee for transactions $100 or less.
Williamson County taxpayers can pay by phone bay calling 512-943-1603 by 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Credit and debit card payments are accepted by phone with a 2.19 percent convenience fee assessed.
Travis County property tax payments placed in one of the red drop boxes located at 5501 Airport Blvd., Austin, by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31 will be considered timely. Payments in the form of personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders made payable to Bruce Elfant may be dropped in a drop box. Travis County requests that cash and credit card payments not be dropped in the drop boxes.
Williamson County property tax payments can be dropped in the drop box at 904 S. Main St., Georgetown. This is the only location accepting drop box payments. Only payments by personal check, cashier’s check or money order may be made via drop box. All payments should be made payable to Larry Gaddes, CTA.
Customers who anticipate paying their property taxes late can expect penalties. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar has published a property tax penalty and interest chart to assist taxpayers in calculating penalties should they pay late.
Williamson County tax offices will be changing their lobby hours effective Feb. 6. Property owners planning to pay their taxes in person on or after Feb. 6 can visit any of the Williamson County Tax Office locations Mon. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or Tue.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.