Property tax payment deadline nears; see payment details and options

Published 12:14 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Terry Wuenschel, Jefferson County Interim Tax Assessor-Collector, reminds citizens of Jefferson County that 2023 property tax payments must be paid by Jan. 31 to avoid penalty and interest charges.

Property tax payments may be made in person at:

  • Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl, Beaumont;
  • Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse, 525 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur; or
  • Mid County Tax Office, 4605 Jerry Ware Drive (near the Airport).

All three locations open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:30 pm.

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The Port Arthur office is typically closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

2023 payments by mail must have a Post Office cancellation mark on or before Jan. 31 to avoid penalty and interest charges.

The cancellation mark must be affixed by the Post Office and not a metered postmark.

Payments by mail may be sent to Jefferson County Tax Office, P. O. Box 2112, Beaumont, TX 77704.

Beginning Feb. 1, penalty and interest will be applied to unpaid tax balances.

Taxes may be paid in cash, check or credit/debit card in person.

Make telephone payments by calling 1-866-549-1010 and use Bureau Code: 2228888. Also, credit card payments or e-check payments may be made online at certifiedpayments.net (Bureau Code: 2228888) and follow the instructions on the screen.

Charges by the 3rd party vendor may apply.

For questions or any additional information, taxpayers can visit jeffcotax.com or call the County Tax Office at 835-8516.