As part of the annual property tax process, local governments such as city councils and county commissions will start holding public hearings in August to get feedback on their proposed tax rates.

These rates will determine how much Texans pay in property taxes.

This year is especially critical for taxpayers to tell local elected officials if they need property tax relief—because these are the decision-makers who can make it happen.

The passage of REALTOR®-supported property tax reform legislation in 2019 gives taxpayers more transparency in the process used to set these rates and provides convenient ways to share feedback with local elected officials.

Look for more information from Texas REALTORS® in the coming months as the association works to educate members and consumers about the importance of engaging in this process.