County business owners now have until May 15 to file renditions with the Fort Bend County Appraisal District, according to a press release by Chief Appraiser Jordan Wise.
In the release dated April 8, Wise said the April 15 deadline has been extended by 30 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are providing that automatic extension because so many businesses have been impacted by the 'Stay At Home, Work Safe' order,” Wise said in the release.
A rendition is a form submitted to the county appraisal district that reports tangible personal property, such as office equipment, inventory machinery and vehicles, that is used to produce income, according to the release. Land and structures on that land are not included in the rendition.
Wise said in the release that information reported through renditions is used to determine a business’s property value.
Late or incomplete renditions will lead to a 10% penalty, the release states.
For more information about rendering property, Wise encourages business owners to visit www.fbcad.org or call the office’s customer service line at 281-344-8623.