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 while ensuring that values are equal and uniform (Appraisal District), setting tax rates (Local Taxing Units) and collecting taxes (Assessor-Collector).

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.

Local Officials

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District

Appraises the value of property (Residential, Commercial, Land and Personal Property) for Fort Bend County and verifies exemption eligibility.

2801 B.F. Terry Blvd.

Rosenberg, TX 77471-5600



Appraisal Review Board

The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) is a group of private citizens authorized to resolve disputes—regarding appraisal values—between property owners and the Appraisal District.

2803 B.F. Terry Blvd.

Rosenberg, TX 77471-5600



Local Taxing Units

Sets and adopts tax rates for each of their jurisdictions, according to their budget of their creation. Local Taxing Units may include school district, municipal utility district, county, city, junior college or any other special district.

Addresses & Contact Info Will Vary.

If searching for your account by ‘Property Search‘ your local taxing units will appear in your property information under ‘Property Taxing Jurisdiction


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. 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.

Search for your property below:

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector

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

1317 Eugene Heimann Circle

Richmond, TX 77469-3623


State Official

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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

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

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