Understanding The Property Tax System

Understanding The Property Tax System

Property Taxes are local taxes that provide the largest source of money local governments use to pay for schools, streets, roads, police fire protection and many others services.  Texas law establishes the process followed by local officials in determining the value for property, ensuring that values are equal and uniform, setting tax rates and collecting taxes.

Texas has no state property tax.  The Legislature has authorized local governments to collect the tax. The state does not set tax rates, collect taxes or settle disputes between you and your local governments.

Who Does What?

What Do They Do?

When Do They Do it?

Where Does the Money Go?

Why Do they Do it?

How can I Challenge What They Do?

Tax Entities

Uvalde Appraisal District is responsible for the fair market appraisal of properties

within each of the following taxing entities:

Uvalde CountyCity of Sabinal
City of UvaldeNueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District
Knippa Independent School DistrictUvalde County Underground Water Conservation District
Leakey Independent School DistrictSouthwest Texas Junior College District (Real, Zavala CAD)
Sabinal Independent School DistrictUtopia/Vanderpool Emergency Service District #1
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School DistrictUvalde Road & Flood
Utopia Independent School District