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PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS

This is an assessment for maintenance of the common areas in a city development and pays for city services provided by the City of Amarillo.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT UNIT ANNUAL AMOUNT AS OF 2015
Greenways Lot Size A
Lot Size B
Lot Size C
Lot Size D
$690
$575
$3,105
$828
The Colonies based on square footage of lot size  
Tutbury   $679
Redstone $ -0- 
Town Square based on square footage of lot size  

POTTER – RANDALL COUNTY LINE PROPERTY

This indicates property on the Potter and Randall County lines. The city, school and college portion of these taxes are billed by Randall County. The property will receive three tax bills each year. Potter and Randall County send a bill based on the value in that county.

TAX CEILINGS – FROZEN TAXES

Taxpayers over 65 or disabled may qualify for a ceiling on their taxes. For additional information on these accounts, please call the county tax office.

PARTIAL PAYMENTS

Taxpayers may make partial payments on their current or delinquent property taxes. Penalty, interest and collection fees will continue to accrue on unpaid balances. There will be an amount shown paid and an amount shown still due on these accounts. Call the county tax office for more information.

PENALTY AND INTEREST

Penalty and interest begins to accrue on February 1 for any current year taxes that have not been paid. Business Personal and Mobile Home accounts, for Randall County only, will accrue an additional 20% collection fee beginning April 1. The schedule for penalty and interest is as follows:

February ...... 7%
March .......... 9%
April .......... 11%
May ........... 13%
June .......... 15%

INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS

Taxpayers 65 or over, disabled or a qualifying veteran may pay their current taxes on their qualified homestead without penalty and interest by signing an agreement and paying their first ¼ payment by January 31.  There is a 7% penalty and interest applied on the first payment if paid by February 28.  A veteran, who is receiving the service connected disability on another property besides their homestead, may use this option as well.  The four payments are due by:

¼ by January 31
¼ by March 31
¼ by May 31
¼ by July 31

Since the taxes are paid in quarters, this payment method is referred to as "quarterly payments". Please note that the payments are every two months, not quarterly.

EXEMPTIONS

Click here for information about exemptions

CERTIFIED PAYMENTS

Certified Payments is the company the counties have chosen so taxpayers can pay taxes by phone or over the Internet. There is a surcharge fee based on the amount paid. Each county has a bureau code. The bureau code allows your transaction to go to the correct tax office where your payment will be applied to your account. The bureau code for Potter County is: 7070928. The bureau code for Randall County is: 4685540. You will need to have your account number. The account number is the 12-digit number followed by the letter.
Amarillo, Texas