Tax Information

 

Understanding the Property Tax Process

VALUING PROPERTY

With few exceptions, Tax Code Section 23.01 requires taxable property to be appraised at market value as of Jan. 1. Market value is the price at which a property would transfer for cash or its equivalent under prevailing market conditions if:

  • it is exposed for sale in the open market with a reasonable time for the seller to find a purchaser;
  • both the seller and the purchaser know of all the uses and purposes to which the property is adapted and for which it is capable of being used and of the enforceable restrictions on its use; and
  • both the seller and purchaser seek to maximize their gains and neither is in a position to take advantage of the exigencies of the other.
 

Tax Payer Rights

Paying Your Taxes

Taxing units usually mail their tax bills in October. Tax bills are due upon receipt and the delinquency date usually is Feb. 1. If Feb. 1 is drawing near and you have not received a tax bill, contact your local tax offices. Find out how much tax you owe and make sure your correct name and address are on record. Failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty or interest due, the delinquency date, the existence of a tax lien or any procedure the taxing unit institutes to collect the tax.

Your tax bill may include taxes for more than one taxing unit if these taxing units have combined their collection operations. Both the property owner and the owner’s designated agent must be mailed tax bills. If your mortgage company pays the property taxes on your home, the mortgage company will receive the tax bill.

The tax collector must give you a receipt for your tax payment if you ask for one. Receipts are useful for federal income tax purposes and for ensuring that your mortgage company has paid the taxes on your home. In addition, your tax receipt is evidence that you paid the tax if a taxing unit sues you for delinquent taxes.

Payment Options


Local Review: Texas Taxpayer Review and the ARB

To view the Texas Property Tax Code in its entirety visit the Texas Window on State Government Web site.

Tax Office Contact Information:

Cotulla ISD Tax Office
310 North Main St
Cotulla TX  78014
Phone 830-879-4325
Fax 830-879-4333
cotullaisd.org
hilda.benavidez@cotullaisd.net

County of La Salle Tax Office
Dora A. Gonzales

101 Courthouse Square, Ste. 102
P.O. Box 737
Cotulla Texas  78014

Phone 830-483-5134
Fax 830-483-5102
dora.gonzales@co.la-salle.tx.us

Other Tax Information:

2017 Mass Appraisal Report

LaSalle CAD Five Year Tax Rate

Texas Taxpayers’ Remedies

Texas Property Tax Exemptions

2018 Depreciation Schedule

2016 Low Income Housing Cap Rate

Certified Totals (all entities)

2013 Texas Property Tax Law Changes

Texas Property Tax Forms

ARB Appraisal Review Board Forms

Property Value Report 2015

Contact Information
830-879-4756830-879-4067
P.O. Box 1530
Cotulla, TX 78014
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open During Lunch

Chief Appraiser:
Bruce Martin