Property Tax Questions

  • When are property taxes due?

    Upon receipt but no later than January 31st or they become delinquent and penalty & interest is assessed.

  • What property tax exemptions are available?

    Upon proper application to the Harris County Appraisal District, the Water Authority offers a 20% residential homestead exemption, a $21,400 exemption for over 65 homeowners and a veteran’s disability exemption that is a percentage exemption based on the level of disability.

  • How do I file for exemptions or changes for new home purchase?

    Please contact the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957- 7800 or (

  • Whom do I pay property taxes for a new home?

    1) The city in which you live

    2) Memorial Villages Water Authority

    3) Spring Branch ISD or Houston ISD

    4) Harris County.

  • What payment options are available?

    Pay by Check:
    Property Taxes may be paid in cash or by check at the Spring Branch ISD Tax Office loated at 8880 Westview Road, Houston, Texas 77055.

    Credit Card:
    Payments using a credit card can be made through the Spring Branch ISD web site by clicking here. At this time, Spring Branch ISD is unable to process credit card payments over the phone. However, a public computer is available at their office or at the MVWA office for this type of online payment. You may also call Official Payments directly at 1-800-272-9829 and they will be able to assist you.

  • Where do I pay my MVWA taxes, obtain a tax statement / receipt or get information concerning my taxes?

    Spring Branch I.S.D. is now collecting the property taxes for the Water Authority. When/if you paid your school taxes, you should have also paid your Water Authority taxes. If you have a tax statement or receipt from SBISD you should see that it lists Memorial Villages Water Authority on it in addition to SBISD. The different taxing entities that the school district collects for are shown in the vertical columns on both the statements and receipts. If you need a tax statement/tax receipt or have questions about your taxes, contact the SBISD tax office at 713-251-7960.