The Purpose of Property Taxes
Your property tax dollars are used to fund community services such as:
- Public schools
- Infrastructure projects
- Police and fire departments
- And other local services
The tax rates set by local elected officials at your school district, county commissioners court, and city council every year help determine how much your property tax bill will be.
Tax Rates for 2020 Have Been Set.Look Up Your Property Tax Info
How to Calculate Your Property Taxes
Your property tax bill is based on two numbers: the value of your home and the tax rates set by local elected officials.
A property with a $200,000 taxable value
and a $0.025 tax rate
...has a $5,000 tax bill
Don't Forget About Homestead Exemptions
A homeowner is entitled to a homestead exemption on a property that is the homeowner's primary household starting from at least January 1 of the appraisal year. Contact your county’s central appraisal district for information about exemptions.
Looking for more? Visit the FAQ page for more details and questions about property taxes.