Welcome to the Tax Office of the Clear Creek Independent School District.
This office collects property taxes for residents and businesses located within the Clear Creek ISD service area which includes portions of Harris County and Galveston County.
It is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure all ownership and mailing address information is correctly recorded with the county appraisal office.
If you have moved, changed your mailing address, changed your name or buy/sell property it is your responsibility to contact the county appraisal district promptly. Tax offices are required to mail tax bills to the address of record provided by the appraisal district.
It is also the taxpayer’s responsibility to apply for any exemptions, protest value and update records by the due dates outlined by the appraisal district. A post office “change of address” is not acceptable notification.
Tax Bills Issued
Tax bills are usually mailed around the same time each year (October or November). If you have not received a tax bill by December, you can print a bill from our website or call the tax office to get the amount & account number. CCISD school taxes are billed and collected separately from the county tax.
Please note that tax offices are required to mail tax bills to the "address of record" maintained by the property's county appraisal office. If you are the new owner of a property, or there is an ownership error including misspellings, or you need to change a mailing address you must contact the county appraisal district office of the property.
The appraisal district is the only authority to change property tax records, not the individual tax offices. Please note that a post office change of address is not acceptable. They often have time limits and may expire before appraisal notices or tax bills are mailed.
Contact the county appraisal office: Harris Central Appraisal District (713) 957-7800 or Galveston Central Appraisal District toll free 1 (866) 277-4725.
Tax Payment Due Date
Taxes are always due on or before January 31, therefore never wait for a tax bill to pay taxes. Section 31.01, Texas Tax Code states that failure to receive a tax bill is not grounds for waiver of penalty and interest and will not affect validity of the due date. Taxes are due on or before January 31, even if there is a discrepancy on your bill. Taxes become delinquent on February 1. Many taxpayers pay by December 31 for income tax purposes. Should the last day of month fall on a weekend or holiday, payments will be accepted the next business day.
If you have made recent changes and/or had a recent protest please note that it may take some time for these changes to get to the tax office anywhere from 4-12 weeks depending on the time of year. Taxes are due by January 31 even if you are waiting on a change to your tax account. If the account is paid and we get a reduction in value or an exemption is added, the taxpayer will be automatically refunded the value of the change.
Taxes Paid by Mortgage Company
In the State of Texas all mortgage companies or tax service providers are required to request the tax bill(s) annually, even if they have requested them in the past.
If the mortgage company requests the tax bill, the tax bill will be sent to the mortgage company not to the property owner.
If the mortgage company did not request the bill by September 30, the tax bill will be mailed to the property owner.
If you have received a tax bill that is to be paid by the mortgage company, write your loan number on the bill and forward it to your mortgage company’s loan escrow department. If yours is a new account or a refinance, the mortgage company may not have had your account information in time to request a bill before the deadline. All mortgage companies have 24/7 access to our website.
We do not contact mortgage companies about delinquent taxes. We do have a website that any mortgage company can use to print a statement or check the paid status of an account.
If the mortgage company will no longer be paying your tax, call all of your tax offices and have them remove the “mortgage company code”. This allows all bills and notices to be mailed to the taxpayer and not to the mortgage company.