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The Tax Division is responsible for the billing and collection of ad valorem (property) taxes. In addition to collecting taxes for the City of La Porte, this Division bills and collects property taxes on behalf of the La Porte Independent School District and the Cities of Morgan's Point and Shoreacres. Tax bills for all of these entities are mailed during the month of October. Taxes are due on or before January 31st. Unpaid taxes become delinquent on February 1st.
The following are PDF Files:
- Property Tax Rates
- Important Information Regarding Tax Statements
- Tax Resale Properties Available
- Tax Resale Procedures
- A hotel's owner, operator, or manager must collect hotel taxes from their guests. For the purposes of the tax, a hotel is considered to be any building in which members of the public rent sleeping accommodations for $15 or more per day. Local hotel taxes apply to sleeping rooms costing $2 or more per day. The tax covers hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, as well as condominiums, apartments, and houses rented for less than 30 consecutive days. Hotel tax does not apply to hospitals, sanitariums, nursing homes, student dormitories operated by colleges and universities, or condominiums, apartments, and houses leased for more than 30 consecutive days. The current hotel tax rate for the City of La Porte is 7%.
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