Delinquent property taxes
Big Thicket Messenger - April 2007
Notice to taxpayers
Property owners in the West Hardin County School District who have not paid their property tax are urged to contact the delinquent tax attorney to check on the status of their account. Legal action will be taken against delinquent taxpayers who have had ample notice to make arrangements to bring the unpaid school tax current. If enforced collection procedures are necessary, the costs incurred in filing a lawsuit will be charged to the delinquent taxpayer and, if the tax continues to go unpaid after the suit is filed, a judgment for foreclosure of the property will allow the property to be sold for the amount of tax and costs.
Senior Citizens, 65 years of age, or older, may defer taxation on their homestead. The Over 65 Tax Deferred Affidavit must be obtained at the Hardin County Appraisal District. If you are disabled, or have not filed for homestead exemption, you are encouraged to visit the Appraisal District in Kountze to inquire of your exemption status. The Appraisal District will assist you on questions regarding exemptions, property value, and protests regarding property value.
Evelyn Roberts, a Registered Texas Collector, of the Law Firm of Bennett J. Roberts, Jr., P.C., representing West Hardin County Consolidated I.S.D., will assist any taxpayer who has questions or concerns regarding their property tax. Also, the Hardin County Tax Office offers qualified taxpayers monthly pay-out agreements to pay off delinquent tax. You can contact the Tax Office at (409) 246-5180. To inquire about your school property tax, contact Ms. Roberts at (979) 239-1293 or call toll-free at 888-334-9880 if you reside in Hardin County or surrounding area.