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Frequently Asked Questions

What may I do if I have been sued for unpaid delinquent property taxes?

  1. You may file an answer (written response) with the Travis County District Clerk and/or Justice of Peace within 20 days after you receive this citation with a copy to the County Attorney’s Office. Include the cause number on your answer. Send your answer to (as appropriate):

Velva L. Price

Travis County District Clerk
P.O. Box 679003
Austin, TX 78767-9003

Travis County Attorney’s Office

Collection Division
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Justice of the Peace Court

Precinct No. 5
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767

  1. You may request final payoff of your account or set up a Payment Plan by contacting a Compliance Officer at the Travis County Tax Office at (512) 854-9473:

Mailing Address

Travis County Tax Office
Attn: Tax Compliance
P.O. 970
Austin, Texas 78767

Physical Address

Travis County Tax Offices
Compliance Section
5501 Airport Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78751

What may I do if I believe I am entitled to excess proceeds following a sale of property at the courthouse steps for delinquent property taxes:

  1. File a Petition for Excess Proceeds with the Travis County District Clerk.
    1. Send your Original Petition to:
      Velva L. Price
      Travis County District Clerk
      P.O. Box 679003
      Austin, Texas 78767-9003
    2. Send a Copy of your petition to:
      Travis County Attorney’s Office
      Attn: Collections Division
      P.O. Box 1748
      Austin, TX 78767
    3. Send a Copy of your petition to all other parties to the suit
  2. Once Petition is filed contact the Travis County Attorney’s Office – Collections Division, (512) 854-9513, for a hearing date. These hearings are normally held on alternating Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
  3. Send Notice of Hearing to all parties via certified mail at least 20 days prior to the court date.
  4. Attend court.

Notes: You can retrieve the information to fill out your petition from the:

Also read Tex Tax Code §34.04

Your may download and print the Petition for Release of Excess Proceeds and Notice of Hearing.

However, you are responsible for properly completing and filing the petition.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is generally available to the public. The information in no way represents legal advice, expressed or implied, offered by Travis County and should not be relied on as such. If you are seeking legal advice you need to consult your attorney. The Travis County Attorney’s office cannot provide you with legal advice.