City of San Antonio Property Taxes are billed and collected by the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office.
The City of San Antonio has an interlocal agreement with the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office to provide property tax billing and collection services for the City.
Bexar County Payment Locations:
- Downtown - 233 N. Pecos La Trinidad
- Southside - 3505 Pleasanton Rd.
- Northeast - 3370 Nacogdoches Rd.
- Northwest - 8407 Bandera Rd.
For questions regarding your tax statement, contact the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office at 210-335-2251.
Ad Valorem Property Tax Payment Options
- Split Payment - Allows you to pay one-half (½) of your taxes by November 30th and the remaining one-half (½) by June 30th without penalties.
- Over-65 Installment Plan - If you are 65 or older and have applied for the homestead exemptions for senior citizens, you may pay your current taxes on your home in 4 installments. You must pay at least one-fourth (¼) of your taxes before February 1st. The remaining one-fourth (¼) payments are due before April 1st, June 1st, and August 1st without penalties. You must indicate on your first payment that you are paying your taxes in installments.
Ad Valorem Property Tax Late Charges
Taxes become delinquent if not paid by the due date. A delinquent tax incurs interest at the rate of 1% for the first month and an additional 1% for each month the tax remains delinquent. In addition to interest, delinquent taxes incur the following penalties: 6% for the first month; an additional 1% for each of the following 4 months; and an additional 2% for the sixth month, for a total of 12%.
- Example - Penalty and interest will be added at a rate of 7% for February, 2% per month for March through June, and 3% for July. Thereafter, interest will continue to be added at the rate of 1% per month until the tax is paid.
- Collection Fee - Current taxes remaining delinquent after June 30th during the first year of delinquency will incur an additional 15% collection fee. If there is an existing lawsuit for earlier years, the 15% collection fee will be added immediately on the first regular business day in February.
NOTE: If the last day for the performance of an act is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal state or national holiday, the act is timely if performed on the next regular business day.
Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions for Property Owners
The City offers three property tax exemptions to property owners:
- The over-65 exemption is for property owners who are 65 years of age or older and claim their residence as their homestead. This exemption is a maximum of $65,000 of taxable valuation.
- The disabled veterans’ exemption is applicable to a veteran of the armed services who is classified as disabled by the Veterans’ Administration. This exemption ranges from $5,000 to $12,000 and is based on the disability rating of the veteran.
- Effective for tax year 2005, a disabled individual would qualify for a $12,500 disabled residence homestead exemption if they meet the definition of disabled for the purpose of receiving disability insurance benefits under the Federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act administered by the Social Security Administration.
Applications for exemptions must be submitted before May 1st to the Bexar Appraisal District located at 411 N. Frio Street. The Residential Homestead Exemption Form along with other forms used at the Bexar Appraisal District can be found on their website. See the Calendar For Property Owners and the Historical Property Tax Rate Table for more information.
For questions regarding tax exemptions for property owners, contact the Bexar Appraisal District at 210-224-2432.