PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAX ONLINE


Albert Uresti, MPA, PCC
Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector

Bianca Reyes
Aide to the Tax Assessor-Collector

Lisa Anderson, PCC
Chief Deputy of Administration

Stephen W. Palacios, CPA, PCC
Chief Deputy of Operations

David DeLeon
Director, Motor Vehicle Registration Department

Carlos J. Gutierrez, PCC
Manager, Property Tax Department

Pat Hatzel, PCC
Manager, Financial Reporting Department


TAX OFFICE HOURS & LOCATIONS

MAIN OFFICE - DOWNTOWN
Vista Verde Plaza Building
233 N. Pecos la Trinidad
San Antonio Texas 78207-3175
(210) 335-6628    Tax Info
(210) 335-6627    Motor Vehicle
Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday only open to 6:30 PM



NORTHEAST OFFICE
3370 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio Texas 78217-3375
(210) 335-6627
Mon- Fri 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday only open to 6:30 PM



NORTHWEST OFFICE
8407 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78250-2574
(210) 335-6627
Mon- Fri 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday only open to 6:30 PM



SOUTHSIDE OFFICE
3505 Pleasanton Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78221
(210) 335-6627
Mon- Fri 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday only open to 6:30 PM



Official Mailing Address:
Albert Uresti, MPA
Tax Assessor-Collector
Bexar County
P.O. Box 839950
San Antonio, TX 78283-3950


If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to e-mail us at taxoffice@bexar.org.























































































ALBERT URESTI, MPA
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January 27, 2014

FINAL PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

Bexar County Tax Assessor, Albert Uresti, wants to remind citizens that Friday, January 31 is the last day to pay their 2013 property taxes without penalty and interest.

With the final due date fast approaching, Albert Uresti has an urgent message for taxpayers, "Please review your tax bill, because paying by January 31st will help you avoid penalty and interest. Our office cares about our citizens and wants to help them save money whenever possible. Our mission remains the same, To Help Keep Families in their Homes with an emphasis on helping our Senior Citizens, our Disabled, our Veterans, and our Children," said Uresti.

Beginning February 1 all unpaid tax accounts will be assessed an additional 7% for penalty and interest, which will continue to increase monthly until the taxes are paid in full. The penalty and interest can go as high as 18% by July, plus an additional15-20% in attorney collection fees will also be charged on July 1, 2014. These penalties, interest, and fees are required by law (not the Tax Assessor) to be added to property owners' bills.

To accommodate taxpayers needing to pay their tax bill by the Friday, January 31st deadline, the Tax Assessor-Collector's office will extend its hours of operation at All four of its locations. Tax Offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31st. In addition to the extended hours, the main office at 233 N. Pecos and W. Martin will have two convenient curb payment drop-off sites open from the hours of 7:30a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The three Tax Office substations will also have payment drop-off sites from 3:00p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Only "checks" will be accepted at these drop-off sites. All cash and credit card transactions must be conducted inside the tax offices.

Taxpayers who may have misplaced their tax bill or have questions about their 2013 tax amount owed should contact the tax office at (21 0) 335-2251. Taxpayers may also verify or print their bill at www.bexar.org/tax. The internet site also includes expanded payment methods for those who wish to pay by credit card ore-check. Credit card and e-check payments may be made on-line through the Tax Office website, www.bexar.org/tax, or by calling 1-888-852-3572. Transactions must be completed before midnight on January 31st. Credit card and e-Check services have an added processing fee by the payment processing companies that customers must pay. Below is the schedule of penalty and interest charges on delinquent property taxes required by the Texas Property Tax Code:

Below is the schedule of penalty and interest charges on delinquent property taxes required by the Texas Property Tax Code:

Important: Taxes are due on or before January 31, 2014.

Late payments are subject to the PENALTY, INTEREST, and FEE SCHEDULE below:
Month Paid Penalty Interest Total Collection Fee
February 6% 1% 7%  
March 7% 2% 9%  
April 8% 3% 11% *15-20% (business personal property only)
May 9% 4% 13% *15-20% (business personal property only)
June 10% 5% 15% *15-20% (business personal property only)
July 12% 6% 18% 15-20%
August 12% 7% 19% 15-20%
September 12% 8% 20% 15-20%
October 12% 9% 21% 15-20%
November 12% 10% 22% 15-20%
December 12% 11% 23% 15-20%

Interest continues at 1% per month until account is paid in full

*In add1t1on to the penalty and mterest, some busmess personal property accounts wlll1ncur a 15-20% attorney collection fee after April1, 2014. All other accounts will incur the attorney collection fee on July 1, 2014 against the remaining tax, penalty, and interest due. Delinquent accounts are subject to lawsuit, and if a suit is filed, additional costs and fees are charged by other offices to process the lawsuit.


  • 2013 News Releases

    September 26, 2013

    • TAX ASSESSOR ALBERT URESTI UNVEILS FIRST MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN FOR PROPERTY TAXES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, DISABLED PERSONS, AND DISABLED VETERANS!

    • URESTI NEGOTIATES FREE E-CHECK AND LOWER DEBIT AND CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION FEES.

    • URESTI TO ALSO UNVEIL NEW PRE-PAYMENT PLAN AND AUTOMATIC DEDUCTIONS (RECURRING PAYMENTS) FOR ALL CITIZENS.

    Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector, Albert Uresti, reports that the 10-Month Payment Plan for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons, and/or Disabled Veterans, as well as the Pre-Payment Plan and Automatic Deductions (recurring payments) for all citizens are now a reality as promised. Despite the many obstacles faced and being told that it could not be done, Uresti moved forward to implement the programs he feels will help KEEP FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES.

    “I am excited to finally bring Monthly Payment and Pre-Payment Plans, along with Automatic Deductions (recurring payments), to the Citizens of Bexar County as promised. These property tax payment plans will allow our citizens to better budget their money, especially for those citizens on a fixed income, such as our Senior Citizens and our Disabled. Most importantly, these payment plans will further my commitment to help KEEP FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES,” stated Albert Uresti, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector.

    “We are especially proud to announce that we were able to negotiate FREE E-Check service for our citizens. In addition, we were also successful in lowering the debit and credit card transaction fees. I feel that these lower transaction fees, coupled with our new payment plan options, will double the number of taxpayers on a payment plan, perhaps even triple them,” said Uresti.

    An overwhelming majority of taxpayers paid their property taxes in full by the deadline on January 31st; however, over 78,000 taxpayers did select the half payment option. There were also over 16,000 citizens on the 4-payment plan option allowed for persons age 65 years and over and/or disabled.

    “The implementation of these new payment plans, along with better and friendlier service, is a big part of our mission to become the BEST Tax Assessor’s Office in the State of Texas,” said Albert Uresti.

    The Bexar County Tax Assessor’s office is ready to help you take advantage of these new programs. If you would like to participate in the monthly payment plan, or sign up for our pre-payment plan or automatic deductions (recurring payments), please call our office or visit with our staff as soon as possible during the month of October.

    For more information, you can reach the Tax Assessor-Collector customer service representatives at 210-335-2251 or check your property tax account at www.bexar.org/tax.


    January 28, 2013

    Tax Assessor Uresti Wants to Save
    Taxpayers Additional Costs!

    January 31st is the last day to pay your 2012 property taxes without penalty and interest. With the final due date fast approaching, the newly elected Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector, Albert Uresti, has an urgent message for taxpayers: "We want our taxpayers to understand that our goal is keep families in their homes and that my office is here to help. Part of improving customer service is educating our citizens on how they can avoid additional charges on their tax bill by paying their taxes on time," said Uresti.

    Beginning February 1st, all unpaid tax accounts will be assessed an additional 7% for penalty and interest, which will continue to increase monthly until the taxes are paid in full. The penalty and interest can go as high as 18% by July, plus, an additional 15-20% attorney collection fee will also be charged on July 1, 2013. These penalties, interest, and fees are required by law (not the Tax Assessor) to be added to property owners' bills.

    "One of our primary goals continues to be helping our Senior Citizens and our Disabled. These persons with Over-65 and Disability exemptions are offered an additional payment option to choose from, allowing them to pay their taxes in four installments instead of one. Additionally, Senior and Disabled Citizens who do not become delinquent under this 4-Quarter payment plan will not incur any penalties or interest," said Uresti.

    These two groups have until January 31st to make the 1st installment of this 4-Quarter payment plan. The bill is broken up into 4 equal installment payments with due dates of January, March, May, and July. Uresti's goal is to make monthly payment plans available to all taxpayers in future years.

    To accommodate taxpayers who still need to pay their tax bill by the January 31st deadline, the Tax Assessor-Collector's office will extend its hours of operation. All four locations of the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector's offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st. In addition to the extended hours, the main office at 233 N. Pecos and W. Martin will have two convenient curb payment drop-off sites open from the hours of 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The other three Tax Assessor substations will also have payment drop-off sites from 4:00 p.m until 6:30 p.m. All drop-off sites will only take checks. All cash and credit card transactions must be conducted inside the tax offices.

    Taxpayers who may have misplaced their tax bill or have questions about their 2012 tax amount owed should contact the tax office at (210) 335-2251, or they may verify their bill on the internet by going to the website at www.bexar.org/tax. The internet site also includes expanded payment methods for those who wish to pay by credit card or e-check. Credit card and E-check payments may be made on-line through the Tax Office website, www.bexar.org/tax, or by calling 1-888-852-3572. Transactions must be completed before midnight on January 31st. Credit card and e-Check services have an added processing fee customers must pay to the payment processing companies. Payments mailed to the office must be postmarked by January 31st. Taxpayers who mail payments on the due date are encouraged to register, certify, or obtain a certificate of mailing for their envelope to ensure an accurate postmark date and timely receipt.

    Below is the schedule of penalty and interest charges on delinquent property taxes required by the Texas Property Tax Code:

    Important: Taxes are due on or before January 31, 2013.

    Late payments are subject to the PENALTY, INTEREST, and FEE SCHEDULE below:
    Month Paid Penalty Interest Total Collection Fee
    February 6% 1% 7%  
    March 7% 2% 9%  
    April 8% 3% 11% *15-20% (business personal property only)
    May 9% 4% 13% *15-20% (business personal property only)
    June 10% 5% 15% *15-20% (business personal property only)
    July 12% 6% 18% 15-20%
    August 12% 7% 19% 15-20%
    September 12% 8% 20% 15-20%
    October 12% 9% 21% 15-20%
    November 12% 10% 22% 15-20%
    December 12% 11% 23% 15-20%

    Interest continues at 1% per month until account is paid in full

    *In addition to the penalty and interest, some business personal property accounts will incur a 15-20% attorney collection fee on April 1, 2013. All other accounts will incur the attorney collection fee on July 1, 2013 against the remaining tax, penalty, and interest due. Delinquent accounts are subject to lawsuit, and if a suit is filed, additional costs and fees are charged by other offices to process the lawsuit.

  • 2011 News Releases

    November 29, 2011

    Pay early, Save Money!

    Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Sylvia S. Romo reminds all taxpayers who opt for the popular half-payment option that the deadline to make the first installment is Wednesday, November 30. Those who are able to pay half of their tax bill on or before November 30 have an extended deadline of June 2012 to pay the other half of the bill.

    “The number of property owners who choose the half-payment option increases each year," Romo said. "For those citizens who manage their own escrow account, the half-payment option is an attractive alternative to paying the full bill at once.”

    In anticipation of the high volume of customers, Ms. Romo will extend the business hours to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Tax Office, 233 N. Pecos La Trinidad. Substations will close at 5 p.m.

    As an added convenience, taxpayers may also drop off payments without leaving the vehicle. Curbside collection will only be available at the Downtown location from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The two designated drop-off locations are in front of the building on North Pecos La Trinidad and at the side entrance on Martin Street. Due to the high volume of traffic on Wednesday all incoming traffic at the Downtown location will flow into the parking lot from Martin Street and exit through Pecos La Trinidad.

    Taxpayers in need of a duplicate tax statement should visit www.bexar.org/tax or call (210) 335-2251 for an accurate half payment amount. Payments may also be made online by credit card or e-check (electronic debit directly from a checking account) at www.bexar.org/tax/onlinePayInfo.html, or by phone with a credit card at (800) 272-9829 with the access code #5305.

    Once again, the Tax Assessor-Collector's office will offer an electronic payment station inside the lobby of each location. The public will be able to visit the Tax Office Website to make payments electronically with a credit card or e-check. A processing fee is charged by the third party service provider for all credit card and e-check payments.


    October 6, 2011

    Pay early, Save Money!

    October 1 marks the beginning of the 2011 property tax season. Based on certified appraisal values, minus applicable exemptions, the 2011 tax levy is more than $2.3 billion. The property tax collection cycle begins when the statements are mailed out in October with a due date of January 31, 2012, with the exception of split and quarter payments.

    “Tax bills for property owners without an escrow service or mortgage company will be arriving in mailboxes this week,” said Sylvia Romo, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector. Other property owners will receive a statement for information purpose only, later this month.

    “I have seized the opportunity to save taxpayer dollars and print both our statement and newsletter in-house by partnering with Bexar County Information Technology. BCIT now has the necessary, high quality equipment to handle the job,” Ms. Romo said. “The reduction in production costs is substantial.”

    “Once again, we have made a concerted effort to group property tax statements by owner to reduce the number of envelopes sent to tax payers with multiple accounts. We have received positive feedback from property owners with multiple accounts for reducing the cost and amount of mail sent,” Ms. Romo said. BCIT also assisted in the stuffing and mailing of the statements.

    Tax Assessor-Collector Romo encourages taxpayers who may be struggling financially to look at all their payment options. There are two advantageous payment options available to reduce the strain of paying the bill all at once. The split payment option is available to everyone, wherein a property owner is able to pay their bill in two equal installments, the first-half by November 30 and the second-half on June 30, 2012, without incurring penalty or interest costs. Qualifying property owners who are age 65 and over or disabled may elect to pay their bill using the quarter payment option, in four equal installments beginning in January, and then the 31st day of March, May and July 2012.

    Ms. Romo advises taxpayers who may have questions about their tax statement to contact the Tax Office at 335-2251 or verify their bill by going to the Tax Office website at www.bexar.org/tax.

    Payments may be made online by credit card or e-check through the Tax Office website, www.bexar.org/tax, or by telephone with a credit card by calling 1-800-272-9829 and using the access code #5305. Credit card and e-check services do carry a processing fee.

    For questions, please contact Sylvia S. Romo, CPA, RTA, CTA,Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector, 335-6585; 394-6261, or Lisa Anderson, Chief Deputy of Administration, 335-6588; 913-8854.


    June 15, 2011

    Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Sylvia S. Romo reminds all taxpayers that the deadline to make the second half payment of the 2010 property taxes is Thursday, June 30.

    The lobby of the Downtown tax office at 233 N. Pecos will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on June 30; curbside drop-off service will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the entrance to the Downtown office on West Martin and at the frontage road on N. Pecos. Additionally, the lobbies of all locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a list of locations, visit www.bexar.org/tax.

    Thursday, June 30, is also the last day to make payment arrangements with the Tax Assessor-Collector to avoid additional collection fees and penalties. Tax payments that are mailed must be postmarked on or before the due date. If mailing on June 30, taxpayers should obtain official proof of mailing or certification.

    Ms. Romo strongly encourages those property owners who have not been able to pay the full balance of their 2010 property taxes to come into the main tax office and negotiate a payment agreement.

    “My office has sent out several notices to delinquent taxpayers and at this point there are no surprises about the balances due,” Ms. Romo said. “There are property owners that are reluctant to visit my office however, the worse thing you can do is to do nothing. My staff and I are here to help.”

    Attorney collection fees of up to an additional 20 percent will be attached to any unpaid balances on those accounts lacking a valid payment agreement by close of business on Thursday, June 30.

    Payments may also be made on‐line by credit card or e‐check (electronic debit directly from checking account) at www.bexar.org/tax or by telephone with a credit card by calling 1-800-272-9829 and using the access code #5305. A processing fee is charged by the third party service provider for all credit card and e-check payments.

    Taxpayers who have not received a statement but would like to pay the second half of their split payment should visit the Tax Assessor-Collector's Website or call (210) 335-2251 for an accurate half payment amount.

  • Undated Press Releases

    Tax Assessor-Collector makes paying property taxes quick and convenient. More than 175,000 property owners should be reminded that the last day to pay 2010 property taxes without penalty or interest is Monday, Jan. 31. Bexar County Tax Assessor Sylvia Romo wants to make certain that the deadline is a well known fact.

    “All unpaid 2010 taxes, with the exception of split pay and quarter pay accounts, will become delinquent on Tuesday, February 1, and 7 percent penalty and interest will be added to the amount due,” Romo said.

    In anticipation of the high volume of customers on Monday, Jan. 31, the Bexar County Tax Assessor‐Collector's Downtown Office at 233 N. Pecos will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Because of the high volume of traffic expected, all incoming vehicular traffic will flow into the Downtown parking lot from Martin Street and exit through Pecos La Trinidad.

    As an additional convenience, the Downtown Office also will offer two curbside payment drop‐off locations outside the main entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The first curbside location is on Pecos La Trinidad, directly in front of the Vista Verde Plaza, and the other will be on West Martin Street.

    Additionally, to better serve the public, each of the Tax Assessor's four locations will have a payment drop box in the lobby beginning Monday, Jan. 24. Using an envelope, taxpayers may deposit their payments (checks only, no cash) and payment stubs in any one of the secure drop boxes. Substations will maintain regular hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    Taxpayers who have misplaced their tax bill, or have questions about the 2010 amount owed, should contact the Tax Office at 335‐2251 or verify their balance by going to the Tax Office Web site at www.bexar.org/tax.

    Credit card or e‐check payments may be made online through the Tax Office Web site; credit card payments also can be made over the phone by calling (800) 272‐9829 and using the access code #5305. Credit card and e‐check services do add a processing fee.

    In the event a property owner is unable to pay taxes in full by the deadline, they are encouraged to initiate a payment arrangement at the Downtown office after Jan. 31. A down payment of 10% to 20% of the balance will be necessary to begin a payment arrangement.


    For anyone wishing to participate in the split payment option, Tuesday, November 30th is the final day to pay the first-half of your 2010 taxes.

    In anticipation of the high volume of customers, the Office of Sylvia S. Romo, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector will be extending its downtown business office hours on Tuesday, November 30th to 6:45 p.m. Substations will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 30th.

    To meet the demands of your busy schedule, our four locations will have a secure drop box available in the lobby beginning on Monday, November 22nd until Tuesday, November, 30th. In order to better serve you, please place your payment (checks only, no cash) and payment stub in an envelope and deposit it in any one of our drop boxes.

    As an added convenience, you may also drop off your payment without ever leaving your vehicle. This service will only be available at our downtown location from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p . m. The two designated downtown locations are: 1) in front of the building located at 233 N. Pecos La Trinidad, and 2) the side entrance located at Martin Street.

    Due to the high volume of traffic on Tuesday, November 30th at our downtown location, all incoming traffic will flow into our parking lot from Martin Street and exit through Pecos La Trinidad.

    Our downtown office hours have been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.


    Ms. Romo is pleased to announce that her Northwest Substation, previously located at 6812 Bandera Road, has been relocated to 8407 Bandera Road (corner of Bandera and Guilbeau at the Festival Marketplace). The location is more accessible to the public, and the office is more spacious to better support the rapid growth in the Northwest sector. Ms. Romo is confident that our new location will better accomodate the citizens of Bexar County. Our office hours will continue to be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. If anyone should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (210) 335-2251.


    Total Exemption to Homesteads of 100 Percent Disabled Veterans: House Bill 3613 of the 81st Texas Legislature authorized the creation of Section 11.131 of the Texas Property Tax Code. This newly created section entitles a 100% exemption for a residence homestead of a qualifying Disabled Veteran. In accordance with the Tax Code, a Disabled Veteran who has a 100% service connected rating from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or is unemployable, is exempt from taxation on the veteran´s residential homestead. The exemption is effective for 2009 tax year. Because this is a newly created exemption, you will need to submit an application (Form 50-114 REV) with the Bexar Appraisal District. You may download the Disabled Veteran's Homestead application at:
    http://www.bcad.org/PDFs/2010_HS_Exempt_Form_No_50-114.pdf


    Disabled Veteran Specialty Plates: The Transportation Code previously allowed a disabled veteran specialty license plates and disabled placards for two registered vehicles. A new state law lifted the two vehicle limit and allows eligible disabled veterans to obtain DV plates for each qualifying motor vehicle that they own or lease. Qualified applicants will also be eligible to receive a parking placard for each set of DV plates that are issued. Eligible disabled veterans will pay a $3.00 fee for the first set and regular registration fees apply to subsequent vehicles.


    Refunds: Overpayment information has been added to the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector´s website at www.bexar.org/tax and on the 2009 tax statements. Property owners who may have overpaid their taxes are strongly encouraged to visit our website to check on the status of their account. The Tax Code requires a taxpayer who has overpaid their taxes to submit a request for the refund in writing within three years after the date of payment. Upon request, our office will mail a refund application to you. You may also download the application from the Tax Assessor-Collector´s website or from the Texas Comptrollers site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/50-181.pdf


    GIFT TAX: Effective September 1, 2009, the transfer of a vehicle as a gift may only be initiated by an immediate family member, guardian, descendent´s estate or a donation to, or given by, a nonprofit service organization. All qualifying gift transactions must be accompanied by a joint notarized Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Gift Transfer (Form 14-317). You may download the affidavit at: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/14-317.pdf. All other transfers are now defined as sales and are subject to taxes in accordance with its standard presumptive value (SPV).


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