Shelby County, Texas Tax Assessors' Office
724 Shelbyville Street
Center, Texas 75935
Where is the Shelby County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Shelby County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County Assessor's Office at (936) 598 6171 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 Shelby County Facts:
The median home value in Shelby County is between $59,247.00 and $69,553.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Shelby County?
You can try contacting the Shelby 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 Shelby County is located in the County Courthouse in Center, which is located at 200 San Augustine St Ste 6. You can direct your general inquiries to Shelby County with the contact info listed below.
Shelby County Phone Number
Shelby County County Courthouse Address
200 San Augustine St Ste 6
Center, TX 75935-3959
Useful Shelby County Links:
- Shelby County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Shelby County View by owner name, property address or account number
- Shelby County Government Homepage