2021 TNT Postcard News Release

 

News Release for immediate publication:

 

Delta County Property Owners should be receiving their Truth-in-Taxation Postcard Notice for 2021.

 

Pursuant to new Texas Property Tax Code “Truth-in-taxation” requirements added by Senate Bill 2 in 2019, The Delta County Appraisal District (DCAD) mailed out approximately 4,000 postcards on August 6th, 2021 per Chief Appraiser Kim Gregory RPA, CCA.  All property owners of Delta County should be receiving one.

The postcard guides property owners to the official website https://delta.countytaxrates.com which serves as the local property tax database site, on which property owners can easily access information regarding property taxes, including information regarding the amount of taxes that each entity that taxes your property will impose if the entity adopts its proposed tax rate.

Taxing units will regularly update this local tax database during August and September as local elected officials propose and adopt the property tax rates that will determine how much you pay in property taxes.   Local taxing units must publish detailed information online to assist residents with understanding proposed budgets and tax rates.  Property owners can use this information to gain knowledge about and provide feedback on tax rate proposals.

Truth-in-taxation is a concept embodied in the Texas Constitution that requires local taxing units to make taxpayers aware of tax rate proposals and to afford taxpayers the opportunity to roll back or limit tax increases.

The website allows property owners to provide feedback on the tax rate process and provides the following property-specific information for each taxing unit authorized to levy a tax on the property including:

  • Property values,
  • Proposed tax rates,
  • An estimate of property taxes that would be imposed under the proposed rates,
  • Dates and locations of public hearings on the tax rates, and
  • Other useful information on taxing unit budgets, revenue and rate calculations.

DCAD recommends that property owners continue to check the website for updates throughout the tax rate adoption process in August and September.

Please Note: Taxes are not collected at the Appraisal District. Tax payments are to be submitted to the Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office, PO Box 388, Cooper, TX 75432. Also, “Tax Ceiling Certificates” regarding tax freezes on Homestead properties are issued at the appraisal district, however “Tax Certificates” and receipts verifying payment of taxes are issued by the Tax Assessor-Collector’s office.
Contact Information
903-395-4118903-395-4455support@delta-cad.org
P.O. Box 47
Cooper, TX 75432-0047
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chief Appraiser
Kim Gregory
Notice:
The Texas Property Tax Code requires all property to be appraised at one hundred percent (100%) market value. Also, in the Code, the Chief Appraiser is required to use the income method to appraise property qualified as low-income housing under Section 11.1825. Specifically, the appraiser must consider the restrictions on who may rent the property and the amount of rent to be charged. As of January 31, of each year, the District must give public notice of the cap rate to be used on all qualified low-income housing properties. The 2021 Capitalization rate for Delta County Appraisal District is between 8.5% and 9.5%.