Failing to pay property taxes on time is costly. The Texas Property Tax Code ensures that penalties and interest start high and keep going up. Some lenders offer property tax loans to owners, but those may take a big bite out of equity.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program administered through the National Resource Conservation Service offers cost-sharing contracts to landowners who implement conservation practices. Supported practices are prioritized based on state and local natural resource concerns.
The most complete description of the Texas property tax system. The legal basis for property taxation is explained. There are separate chapters on market value concepts, appraisal principles and the various phases of the annual ad valorem process.
A regional analysis of the characteristics of Texas land markets.