Grayson County property owners can expect to find their 2017 tax statements in the mail soon. Nearly 120,000 individual statements will be mailed out from the printer next week.

Property owners are urged to take the time and check their tax statements when they arrive.

“Look over your statement carefully,” Grayson County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Stidham said. “And make sure everything is correct, including the property being taxed, your mailing address, any exemptions you may be entitled to and the names of the taxing entities.”

Questions concerning tax bills should be directed to the tax office. If you have questions concerning the appraised value or exemptions, contact the Grayson Central Appraisal District.

The 2017 tax year information is already available on the Grayson County website at Records can be searched by name, address, account number or quick reference I.D. Payment options are available and can be made by mail, in person at any of the four tax offices, online using a credit or debit card or by electronic check. A convenience fee will be added for credit and debit card use by the provider.

Under Texas law, property taxes are due upon receipt of the statement. Stidham went on to add that the deadline to pay your tax bill without accruing penalties or interest is Jan. 31. However, failure to receive a bill does not release or lessen a taxpayers’ liability for the tax or penalty and interest for late payment.

“Penalty and interest for late payment of property taxes are set by state law,” Stidham said. “And accrue based on the month in which the payment is made. A payment that is one day late has the same penalty and interest as a payment received on any day during that month.”

He also went on to note that the date of a tax payment by mail is determined by the U.S. Postal Service postmark. Statements should arrive no later than mid-November. If your statement has not arrived by then, please call the tax office for help.