Ro'Vin Garrett, PCC
Important Information Regarding Property Damaged
by Hurricane Harvey in Brazoria County
On August 23, 2017, in anticipation of then Tropical Depression Harvey making landfall in the Gulf Coast Region, Governor Greg Abbott preemptively declared a State of Disaster for 30 Texas Counties. As a result of this disaster declaration, owners of certain properties in Brazoria County may be eligible to make statutory specific installment payments on their 2017 property tax bill as provided by Section 31.032 of the Texas Property Tax Code.
This section allows the owner of a residence homestead, the owner of residential properties with fewer than five living units, real property owned by a *qualifying business entity, or tangible personal property owned or leased by a *qualifying business entity damaged by the storm to make installment payments without incurring penalty and interest if the following conditions are met: the first payment is received by the tax office on or before January 31, 2018 (second payment by March 31, third by May 31, and fourth by July 31 of 2018) All property types listed above qualify if they have sustained damage as a direct result of this declared disaster.
If you have damage or loss and qualify to pay your 2017 taxes in four equal installments: you must complete and submit the Disaster Installment Agreement and your first payment to the tax office on or before January 31, 2018. Click here to obtain Disaster Installment Agreement.
Please note you have until January 31, 2018 to submit your 1st payment of not less than one-quarter (1/4) of the total tax bill and the Disaster Installment Agreement or the payment option is void.
*A qualifying business entity has a gross receipts total of less than $5,593,604 for 2016, a threshold established by the Comptroller's office.
See Important Vehicle Title and Registration Information Below
Effective immediately, vehicle owners residing in Brazoria County affected by Hurricane Harvey, as covered by the Governor’s Proclamation of August 28, 2017, are permitted a temporary extension to renew the registration of their motor vehicle. The temporary waiver grants an additional time to renew registrations. The waiver is effective until November 15, 2017. (The waiver is only for those counties that are part of the proclamation).
Any vehicle with expired registration in Brazoria County, and other counties covered by the proclamation, have until November 15, 2017 to have their vehicle inspected and renew their registration without fear of receiving a ticket or paying late registration fees.
Citizens are invited to contact the county tax office to have their questions answered relating to motor vehicle registration and title issues and how the two extensions may or may not affect them.
Tax office contact info: Angleton Area 979-864-1320
Brazosport Area 979-388-1320
North County 281-756-1320