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Lake Austin Properties2022-07-05T09:58:53-05:00

LAKE AUSTIN PROPERTIES

The City of Austin’s full-purpose jurisdiction is defined by the 504.9 contour line along Lake Austin.  Per the 2019 resolution passed by the City of Austin, the appraisal district has audited and corrected its records to identify property taxable by the City of Austin based upon how much of the land and/or improvement falls within that contour line.  Please refer to the maps (links can be found in the property information spreadsheet) for details on where the boundary lies and the spreadsheet for the percentage of land and/or improvement identified.

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The appraisal district determines the market value of property and identifies taxability based on the taxing jurisdictions full purpose boundaries. Questions regarding services provided and deannexations should be directed to the City of Austin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does an appraisal district do?2022-06-27T10:09:57-05:00

Each Texas county is served by an appraisal district that determines the value of all of the county’s real and personal property. Generally, a local government that collects property taxes, such as a county, city and school district, is a member of the appraisal district.

What is a taxing entity?2020-10-29T14:48:13-05:00

Taxing entities are the local government entities such as  cities, hospital districts, junior colleges, and municipal utility districts. Taxing entities provide services to the taxpayers they service such as schools, roads, police, fire, and other services taxpayers expect.

What is TCAD’s fax number?2020-11-20T14:58:19-06:00

We have discontinued accepting fax communications. We accept US mail, email and hand delivery.

By what authority is my property taxed?2022-06-27T10:08:38-05:00

Property is taxed by the authority of the Texas Constitution. The Constitution sets forth five basic principles for property taxes in Texas.

  1. Taxes must be equal and uniform. No single property or type of property should pay more than its fair share.
  2. Property must be appraised on its current market value meaning the price that it would sell for on the open market when both the buyer and seller seek the best price and neither is under pressure to buy or sell.
  3. Each property in a county must have a single appraised value. This is guaranteed by the use of the county appraisal districts.
  4. All property is taxable unless federal or state law exempts it from the tax.
  5. Property owners have a right to reasonable notice of increases in their appraised property value.

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