Who is responsible for paying taxes?

State law automatically places a tax lien on the property on January 1 of each year to ensure that taxes are paid. The person who owns or acquires property on or after January 1 of the tax year is personally liable for the tax. A person is not relieved of the obligation because he no longer owns the property. (Section 32.07, Texas Property Tax Code).

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1. When are taxes due?
2. What if I don't receive a tax bill?
3. How long does it take for my property account to be updated when I mail in my payment?
4. I received a tax statement but my taxes are paid by my mortgage company. What should I do?
5. What happens if I can not pay my taxes by the due date?
6. Who is responsible for paying taxes?
7. What form of payments do you accept for property taxes?
8. Do you accept partial payments?
9. What kinds of payment options are available to taxpayers with an over-65 or disabled person exemption?
10. What are exemptions and how do I file for an exemption?
11. My address is not correct on my bill; how do I get it corrected?