Hays County, Texas Tax Assessors' Office
102 N. LBJ Dr.
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Where is the Hays County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Hays County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Hays County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Hays County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Hays County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Hays County Assessor's Office at (512) 393 5545 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Hays County Facts:
The median home value in Hays County is between $169,994.00 and $176,606.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Hays County?
You can try contacting the Hays County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Hays County is located in the County Courthouse in San Marcos, which is located at 111 East San Antonio Street. You can direct your general inquiries to Hays County with the contact info listed below.
Hays County Phone Number
Hays County Fax Number
Hays County County Courthouse Address
111 East San Antonio Street
San Marcos, TX 78666-5557
Useful Hays County Links:
- Hays County GIS Maps
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Hays County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Hays County Government Homepage