You may be able to determine ownership by going to the web site of the Smith County Appraisal District or contact SCAD at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours.

Visit the web site of the Smith County Appraisal District or contact SCAD at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours.

You may be able to determine the value by going to the web site of the Smith County Appraisal District or call SCAD at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours.

When a deed is filed with the County Clerk of Smith County, the Smith County Appraisal District is responsible for changing the ownership. Contact the Smith County Appraisal District at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours to correct the ownership.

No, not according to Texas Property Tax Law. However, other states may have different laws on this matter.

Refer to your closing papers or call your title company or real estate agent to determine your agreement. Normally, the taxes are prorated between the buyer and the seller. However, taxes can be paid per any agreement between the buyer and seller.

Your mortgage company should send you the release of lien. You must file this with the Smith County Clerk who can be contacted at (903) 590-4670.

The certified roll showed you as the owner when the statements were printed. Contact the Smith County Appraisal District at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours to correct the ownership.

Under Texas Property Tax Law, taxes follow the property. Your title company or realtor can assist you with this issue. Normally, the taxes are prorated between the buyer and seller at the time of closing. The tax office does not prorate taxes.

All exemption forms may be obtained from the Smith County Appraisal District. Call Smith County Appraisal District during their normal business hours at (903) 510-8600 or visit them on line . Please note that you will have to enter a name or account number for the property before you will be able to access forms on line.

  • Go to the State's website and see if you qualify for any of the listed exemptions.
  • You may also find some good information on exemptions on the Texas Comptroller's Exemptions FAQ.
  • If you find that you qualify for any exemptions contact the Smith County Appraisal District at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours to apply . Please note that you will have to enter a name or account number for the property before you will be able to access forms on line.


  • You may call the Smith County Tax Office during regular business hours (8:00 - 4:30) at (903) 590-2920 and request a statement be sent to you by mail or stop by the main office at 1517 West Front Street at the Cotton Belt Building.
  • You can download a copy of your tax statement from the following link: Smith County Tax Records/Tax Payments OnLine


Contact the Smith County Appraisal District at (903) 510-8600 during their normal business hours.

Over 65 and Social Security Disabled Taxpayers

  • First an affidavit form must be completed each year and returned to Smith County Tax Office before January 31.
  • Taxes are delinquent as of February 1 unless this form has been received by the tax department by the deadline and the first 1/4 balance of current taxes has been paid.
  • Payment must be made ONTIME for no interest or penalty to accrue. The following chart lists the correct time table for payments.
January 31  1/4 balance of current taxes 
March 31  1/4 balance of current taxes 
May 31  1/4 balance of current taxes 
July 31  1/4 balance of current taxes 

Partial Payments

  • Partial payments of taxes are acceptable on current and delinquent years due.
  • A payment plan for delinquent taxes can be set up by contacting the delinquent tax firms of Linebarger, Goggans, Blair & Sampson or the firm of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott. For more information see the Delinquent Tax Sales opt


The Smith County Tax Office will accept cash, personal checks, cashiers checks, credit card checks and money orders made payable to Smith County Tax Assessor-Collector. You may also pay by credit card online. You will be charged a 2.50% convenience fee if taxes are paid by credit card. Go to our side option, Pay Property Taxes, for the additional information you will will need.

You should contact your mortgage company first before contacting the Smith County Tax Office. If you received a statement the certified roll the tax office received probably did not indicate you had a mortgage company or the mortgage company did not request your statement before statements were printed.