Texans who are age 65 or older or who are disabled as defined by law may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Williamson County Appraisal District office. A filed tax deferral affidavit keeps homeowners from losing their homesteads because of delinquent property taxes. A pending sale to foreclose on the homestead’s tax lien will also cease as a result of filing a tax deferral affidavit. In addition, no taxing unit can start or continue a lawsuit to collect delinquent taxes once an affidavit is filed. There are no penalties on delinquent taxes during the deferral period; however, a tax deferral does not cancel penalties that were already due.

If a lender inquires on the taxes, they may submit payment in full. If so, contact your lender.

Once the affidavit is on file, as long as the owner continues to own and live in the home, taxes are deferred but not cancelled. Taxes accumulate with 8 percent interest per year. The law extends the tax deferral to the surviving spouse of the person who deferred taxes on the homestead if the surviving spouse was at least 55 years old when the deceased spouse died. All deferred taxes and interest become due when the homeowner or surviving spouse no longer own and live in the home. If the tax debt remains unpaid at that time, penalties may be imposed and taxing units may take legal action to collect the past due amount.

To postpone tax payments, you must file a Tax Deferral Affidavit and submit it to:

Williamson Central Appraisal District
625 FM 1460 Leander Rd.
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 930-3787

To remove the tax deferral, please complete the Deferral Removal Form and submit to:

Williamson County Tax Office
904 S. Main St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Fax (512) 943-1619