Fort Bend County is a county located in the southeastern part of Texas, USA. As of 2020, the population of Fort Bend County was approximately 845,000 people, making it one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.
The county is diverse, with a mix of ethnicities and races. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county’s population is approximately 36% White, 29% Asian, 24% Hispanic or Latino, and 17% African American, among other ethnicities.
The average home price in Fort Bend County is around $350,000, according to Zillow, and the property tax rate is approximately 2.09%, according to the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District.
There are many things to do in Fort Bend County, including visiting the George Ranch Historical Park, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, and the Brazos Bend State Park, which offers camping, hiking, and fishing. The county is also home to several shopping centers and restaurants.
Fort Bend County covers an area of approximately 885 square miles and is home to 10 cities and towns, including Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Richmond.
The county seat is located in Richmond, and the county courthouse is located at 401 Jackson St., Richmond, TX 77469. The phone number for the courthouse is (281) 342-3411.
Property taxes are a major source of revenue for local governments in Texas, but they can also be a heavy burden for property owners. If you think your property tax appraisal is too high or unfair compared to similar properties in your area, you have the right to challenge it through the property tax appeal process. By appealing your property tax assessment, you may be able to lower your appraised value and reduce your property tax bill. This can save you money and help you avoid penalties and interest if you fail to pay your taxes on time. Appealing your property tax assessment also ensures that the appraisal district is using accurate and up-to-date information about your property and that it is following the law and the Texas Tax Code.