Hays County Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway is urging residents to be aware of the Tuesday, Jan. 31 deadline for paying property taxes in Hays County. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, a seven percent penalty and interest will be assessed.
“Even if you can’t pay your entire bill, consider paying as much as you can,” Caraway said. “The penalty and interest increase each month, and with a partial payment, you will be reducing the amount that accrues penalty and interest.”
All Hays County tax offices – in Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle and San Marcos – are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, although the Kyle office is closed between 12:30 and 1:30 daily and the Dripping Springs office is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 on Fridays.
The San Marcos office, which is now located at the Government Center, 712 South Stagecoach Trail (on the north side of Wonder World Drive between Hunter Road and I-35) will be open until 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Residents can also pay online at www. http://hayscountytax.com/. Regular mail must be postmarked by midnight on Jan. 31 to be considered on time. For more information, please contact the Tax Office at 512-393-5545.
Addresses for the tax offices are Buda: 500 Jack C. Hays Trail; Dripping Springs: 195 Roger Hanks Parkway, Precinct 4 Office; and Kyle, 111 N. Front Street, Precinct 2 Office.