Deferred Property Tax Payments

Texans who are age 65 or older or who are disabled as defined by law may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Harris Central Appraisal District office. Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred – but not cancelled – as long as the owner continues to qualify for the exemption.  Taxes accumulate with 5 percent interest per year.  The law extends […]

HCAD Warns Homeowners to Beware of Exemption “Assistance” Offers

The Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is urging property owners to be alert during this “Season of Giving” for mail from businesses and individuals who will offer to file homestead exemption paperwork for a fee. The solicitation letters offer to help residents either file a homestead exemption, a homestead designation or recover money that may be owed to them because they have not filed for a homestead exemption.  Terms that are frequently used include: Designation […]

Solar Co-Op Launches For Spring Branch Residents To Go Solar Together, Provides Free Online Information About Rooftop Solar

Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced today the launch of the Spring Branch Solar Co-op to help homeowners and businesses go solar. The group will host several online webinars about solar energy and the co-op. These webinars are free and open to the public, as is the solar co-op. The first webinar will be Tuesday, November 17, at 5:00 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Individuals who are interested in learning more should RSVP online. The Spring […]