Understanding The Property Tax Process
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. 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.
The Texas Property Tax Code requires all property to be appraised at one hundred percent (100%) market value. Also, in the Code, the Chief Appraiser is required to use the income method to appraise property qualified as low-income housing under Section 11.1825. Specifically, the appraiser must consider the restrictions on who may rent the property and the amount of rent to be charged. As of January 31, of each year, the District must give public notice of the cap rate to be used on all qualified low-income housing properties. The 2021 Capitalization rate for Delta County Appraisal District is between 8.5% and 9.5%.