If you have an escrow account with a mortgage company to pay
your real estate taxes, this company should receive the original
of your tax statement. You will receive a copy, so noted,
for your information. Mortgage companies notify the
Ellis County Treasury of taxpayers for which they are responsible
to pay taxes. If by mistake you receive the original,
please forward it to your mortgage company and notify the
Treasury of any changes needing to be made.
Mortgage companies are required by Federal Law to make half
payments and not full payments by December 20th. The
second half is then due by May 10th the following year.
If you prefer your taxes be paid in full, this request must
be made to your mortgage company.
Past due notices and tax information sheets are mailed to
the property owner rather than the mortgage company.
If you receive a past due notice from the Treasury for non-payment
of taxes due, please contact your mortgage company prior to
redeeming these taxes with the Treasury.