The collections phase of the tax calendar for 2019 has begun. Property Tax Statements (Tax Bills) were mailed to all owners of property in Rains County on October 10, 2019. If you own property in Rains County and have not received your bill by the end of October, please contact the Rains County Appraisal District at 903-473-2391 to verify your account information and avoid possible delinquency.
Things to know regarding your tax statement/bill: Bills are due upon receipt and will become delinquent on February 1, 2020. Payments must be postmarked by January 31, 2020. It is important to timely pay your property tax bill and avoid these additional costs. Property owners are encouraged to open these statements and be proactive in communicating with the District’s collection staff. The property tax code does not make exceptions for failure to receive a statement, illness or personal tragedy, change in ownership or for people who have never paid their property taxes late before and believe they should be excused this one time.
NOTE: The appraisal district uses the address indicated on the deed to send notices, bills and other mailings. If the current owner’s actual mailing address is different from what is indicated on the deed, the owner has the responsibility to inform the appraisal district of the change in writing. You can simply go to our website at www.rainscad.org and contact us via email. Please do not let the simple process of updating your address keep you from being informed of important property tax matters.
If a person requires assistance, please feel free to contact the Appraisal District office sooner than later. In order to expediate your payment process bring your tax statements with you or you may pay online at our website www.rainscad.org.