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August 2008

Dear Fellow Texan:

We are pleased to provide you with selected laws and rules promulgated by this office relating to the property tax and its administration. Included in this handbook are selected sections of the Texas Constitution, civil statutes on property taxation and administration, the Comptroller's property tax rules and property tax forms.

In our continued effort to make information from our office more accessible, we have also made this publication available on our Web site at

We invite you to contact us with questions or comments regarding Texas property tax laws. We can be reached by e-mail at, by phone at (800) 252-9121 or direct in Austin at (512) 305-9999. You may also write us at Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Property Tax Assistance Division, P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas, 78711-3528.

I hope you will find this compilation useful as a ready reference to the property tax laws and rules. A more complete compilation of all Texas statutes is available at


Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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