Property Tax Basics

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 other 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.

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts publishes “Texas Property Tax Basics” which includes the Property Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, terms and definitions, and a detailed description of each phase of the property tax calendar. English and Spanish versions are available as a free PDF download below.

Texas Property Tax Basics PDF Download

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector

FBCAD Appraises the Value of Property for Fort Bend County
FBCAD Verifies Exemption Eligibility

Property Taxes Are Assessed & Collected by the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector

2801 B F Terry Blvd.

Rosenberg, TX 77471-5600


1317 Eugene Heimann Circle

Richmond, TX 77469-3623


Official Website

Truth In Taxation

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Learn of any property taxes that may be imposed on your property by local taxing units; the date, times & location of public hearings on tax rates including the governing body meetings to voice your opinions. 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?

The Truth In Taxation website allows property owners to discover the No-New Revenue, Proposed, Voter-Approved and the Adopted Tax Rates for their property

Find answers to basic questions regarding the Texas Property Tax System directly from the Texas Comptroller

Official Website

Lyndon B. Johnson State Office Building
111 East 17th Street
Austin, Texas 78774

Official Website

Monday — Friday / 8:00AM — 4:30PM
2801 B. F. Terry Blvd. Rosenberg, TX 77471
Est. 1982

The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas established in 1982 for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes for each taxing unit within the boundaries of the district.

The district has approximately 376,000 accounts to appraise each year with a total market value of approximately $107 billion.

FBCAD Serves Approx. 215 Taxing Units.