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Pay online at www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-272-9829.
In addition to your personal information, you will need the following information to complete the online or phone transactions:

  1. The Property ID of the property you are paying taxes on.
  2. The Tax Year that you are paying taxes for.
  3. Current amount of tax due for the Tax Year of the property you are paying taxes on.

Online Instructions:

Read the following instructions then click here for Express Pay

  1. Enter the total amount of tax due for the Tax Year you are making the payment for.
  2. Click “Continue” .
  3. The screen will show the Convenience Fee Amount and the total amount that will be charged to your credit card.
  4. Scroll down and read the Terms & Conditions then click “Accept” to continue.
  5. Fill in the Payer Information and Card Information sections of the form.
  6. Click “Continue”.
  7. This screen is the information confirmation screen. If you need to make changes, click “edit”, otherwise click “Submit”.
  8. This screen will display the progress of the credit card transaction. When the transaction is complete you will see a Digital Receipt on the screen.
  9. Click on the “Click here for a printer friendly page” link and print your receipt.
  10. When finished printing, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Return”.
  11. At the bottom of the Digital Receipt page you have the option to make another payment or to exit. Make your choice and click “Continue”.

Or

From the www.officialpayments.com home page

  1. Click on the Payment Center tab at the top of the page.
  2. Under the Local Payment section, enter your zip code or enter 6586 for the jurisdiction code.
  3. If you entered your zip code you must make a selection for the Payment Entity.
  4. a. Your selection should be: “Rains Central Appraisal District”.
    b. If you entered 6586 for the jurisdiction code you must make a selection for Payment Type.
  5. Your selection should be”Property Taxes”.
  6. Go to step 1 above and continue from there.

ECheck Instructions:

  1. Go to www.officialpayments.com/echeck
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the payment transaction.
  3. You should write down your confirmation number. This number is proof you made the payment.

Telephone Instructions:

  1. Dial 1-800-2PayTax (1-800-272-9829).
  2. Choose option 3 for property tax payments.
  3. Enter 6586 for the jurisdiction code
  4. Follow the voice instructions to complete the payment transaction.
  5. You should write down your confirmation number. This number is proof you made the payment.

FEES: Official Payments Corporation charges customers a fee of 2.5% of the payment amount for this service. The minimum fee is $1.00 per transaction.

Official Payments Corporation accepts:
VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, MASTERCARD, OR DISCOVER.

Please see Official Payments Corporations Privacy Statement for privacy and security details.