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:

Pay by Mail

Make checks payable to:
Michelle French
Denton County Tax Assessor - Collector
1505 E McKinney Street
Denton, Texas 76209-4525

Pay Online

You'll need your account number if you pay online. Visa and MasterCard credit cards and debit cards and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Pay in Person

Go to any Denton County Tax Office location. The closest office to Pilot Point is located at:
Denton County Tax Office
1400 FM 424
Cross Roads, TX 76227-7284

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payment by cash, check, or credit cards is accepted.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Denton County Tax Office at 940-349-3500.  More information is available at Local Sales and Use Tax, Texas Comptroller's Office.

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.

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 Denton County 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 % (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.

Sales Tax Within Pilot Point

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

Hotel / Motel Tax

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%.

Area
Tax Percent
City of Pilot Point Hotel / Motel Tax
7%
State Hotel / Motel Tax
7%
Total
14%