Several types of local governments may tax your property. Texas counties and local school districts tax all nonexempt property within their jurisdictions. You also may pay property taxes to a city and to special districts such as hospital, junior college or water districts.
In Travis County property taxes support 127 local government agencies including 21 cities, 16 emergency districts, the county, the hospital district, the junior college, 54 municipal utility districts, 1 road district, 15 school districts, and 17 water control improvement districts. These agencies are also known as taxing entities.
In addition to taxing entities, two other agencies play important roles in the property tax process: the appraisal district and the tax office. Each of these entities has a distinct role in the creation of your property tax bill: