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Taxes

Property Taxes

Each October, annual property tax statements are mailed to you or your mortgage company by Denton County, not by the City of Pilot Point.  The City has contracted with the Denton County Tax Office  to handle property tax billing and collections for all City of Pilot Point property owners in Denton, Cooke and Grayson counties.

Upon receipt of your tax statement three convenient payment options are available to you:

  1. Pay by mail: Make checks payable to Michelle French, Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector and mail to 1505 E McKinney Street, Denton, Texas 76209-4525.
  2. Pay Online: You'll need your account number.  Visa and MasterCard credit cards and debit cards and Discover credit cards are accepted. 
  3. Pay in person at any Denton County Tax Office location.  The closest office to Pilot Point is located at 1400 FM 424 Cross Roads, TX 76227-7284.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Payment by cash, check, or credit cards is accepted.

For more information, please contact the Denton County Tax Office at 940-349-3500.

City's Tax Information
The Pilot Point City Council sets the property tax rate along with the budget in September.  The tax rate is comprised of two elements; maintenance/operation and debt.  The 2017 City Tax Rate is 0.561698 per $100 of valuation. 

Property Tax Appraisals
The Central Appraisal Districts (Denton Central Appraisal District, Cooke Central Appraisal District, and Grayson Central Appraisal District) determines the value of all taxable property within the City of Pilot Point on January 1st of each year.  The appraisal district must repeat its appraisal process for property at least once every three years.

Exemptions
The appraisal districts approve all exemptions according to Texas Property Tax Code.  Exemption forms must be requested through the appraisal district.  Some exemptions must be filed each year while others are one time only.  Please contact the appropriate appraisal district if you have a question or exemptions.
Denton County Appraisal District, Cooke Central Appraisal District, Grayson Central Appraisal District

Ownership or Mailing Address Changes
If there is an ownership or mailing address change, please write your applicable Appraisal District.

Compare our City's ad valorem tax rates or exemptions to other cities served by DentonCounty by visiting Denton County Tax Rates.

Sales Taxes

Sales taxes are collected on the sale of all tangible personal property or taxable services. The city sales tax is levied on a local option basis.  The City of Pilot Point has a 2% local sales tax rate.  One percent (1.5%) of the city sales tax goes directly to the City General Fund, .5% is given to the Pilot Point Economic Development while the other .5% goes to City Debt Relief.  The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts collects the city sales tax along with the state sales tax, then remits collections to Pilot Point monthly after deducting a collection fee. It has become a growing portion of tax revenue for our City as our business community has grown. Pilot Point’s total sales tax rate is 8.25% as outlined below.

The sales taxes collected within the City of Pilot Point are:

                    City Sales Tax                $0.0200
                    State Sales Tax              $0.0625
                    
                    Total                               $0.0825

The Hotel/Motel tax is a type of sales tax. The total Hotel/Motel tax rate in Pilot Point is 14%, with a local tax rate of 7% as outlined below.

                    State Hotel/Motel Tax                               7%
                    City of Pilot Point Hotel/Motel Tax     7%    

                    Total                                                                  14%


More information is available at Local Sales and Use Tax, Texas Comptroller's Office.

PROPERTY TAXES

People owning property in the City of Pilot Point are subject to various property taxes which are collected by the Denton County Tax Assessor Collector.