Tax & Financial Information

Important Tax Information and Frequently Asked Questions

What is DCURD?

Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District (DCURD) is a special property tax district created by the State of Texas in 1972.  It was organized by the original developer of the Las Colinas area to fund certain infrastructure, which was required in order to develop the property.  Most of the required infrastructure was water related systems because the affected property fell within the flood plain limits and therefore could not be developed.  The result of completing this infrastructure “reclaimed” the land and it is no longer within flood plain area.

DCURD encompasses approximately 3,600 acres wholly within the Las Colinas area and the City of Irving.

When are DCURD tax statements mailed and due?

DCURD tax notices are mailed in October. Taxes are due upon receipt of the statement. Penalty and interest begin to accrue on February 1. Payments are posted according to postmark, so if a payment is mailed in late January, be sure to have the envelope postmarked by the postal service no later than January 31 to avoid penalties and interest.

What type of payment options do you accept?

Taxpayers have the option to pay by Credit Card, ECheck, cash or personal check. If paying in person, we ask you to please call the office in advance. We accept American Express, Discover,  Mastercard and Visa. Please note that there is a 2.5% fee charged on all debit and credit card payments. Echeck payments will have a $1.00 fee.

What if the information (i.e. name, address, etc…) is wrong on my statement? How do I get this corrected?

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that the information on their tax statement is correct. Call the Dallas Central Appraisal District at (214) 691-0910 if any information on the tax statement is incorrect.

What if I receive a tax statement and my mortgage company escrows (pays) my taxes?

Our office mails tax statements to all property owners. If you escrow your property taxes, an informational tax statement will be sent to you.  If there is a question on if payment is due or if your mortgage company will be paying, please contact your bank.

Do I still need to file the Application for Property Tax Abatement annually?

Due to the passage of House Bill 1186 from the Texas 85th Legislative session, DCURD will file the annual abatement application on your behalf with the Dallas Central Appraisal District.  Therefore, DCAD will no longer mail the abatement application to RESIDENTIAL property owners each January and it is no longer the responsibility of residential property owners to file the application by April 30. The abatement will continue to be calculated each September after tax rates are established by DCURD and will be reflected on the tax statement received in October.

I sold my property but continue to receive tax statements. How can I remove my name from this account?

Contact the Dallas Central Appraisal District to make any changes to your account.

What if I did not receive a tax statement and my account becomes delinquent? Will I have to pay penalties?

If you do not receive a tax statement before November 1 each year, contact the tax office at 972-556-0625. However, failure to receive a tax notice does not alter the validity of the tax, penalty, interest, the due date, the existence of a tax lien, or any procedure instituted to collect a tax (sec 31.01(g) Texas property tax code).

Failure to pay the DCURD tax is the only reason that your tax abatement exemption can be denied.  If you fail to pay the DCURD tax, your tax liability will become the full liability for not only the current year, but also retroactively to year one of your abatement.  DCURD has the same rights and remedies to collect this tax as cities, counties and school districts do, including foreclosure of your property and the right to sell the property at a tax sale.

I recently purchased my home and the sale was handled through an attorney or title company, who collected taxes at closing. Why did I receive a tax statement?

Check your closing papers or contact the title company. It is possible that the title company may have collected from the seller and credited you at the time of closing which would mean that you, as the new buyer, are responsible for paying the tax when due.

 

For more information, please contact:

Heidi Bordges, RTA/RTC

Tax Assessor Collector

hbordges@dcurd.org

972-556-0625 ext 218