Polk County, Texas Tax Assessors' Office
312 North Washington Avenue
Livingston, Texas 77351
Where is the Polk County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Polk County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk County Assessor's Office at (409) 327 2174 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 Polk County Facts:
The median home value in Polk County is between $64,340.00 and $71,060.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Polk County?
You can try contacting the Polk 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 Polk County is located in the County Courthouse in Livingston, which is located at 100 West Church Street. You can direct your general inquiries to Polk County with the contact info listed below.
Polk County Phone Number
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Polk County County Courthouse Address
100 West Church Street
Livingston, TX 77351-3234