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Tax Office
Important Tax Notices
See the Quick Links section for important property tax information

Tax Rate Adoption
The City of Deer Park adopts a tax rate every year which funds both the General Fund and Debt Service Fund of the City. In the tax rate calculation, the tax rate is split into two separate components - a maintenance and operations (M&O) rate and a debt rate. The M&O rate allows for funding of the day-to-day operations of the City, while the debt portion covers the interest and principal on bonds and other debt secured by property tax revenues. See the Quick Links Section on this page to view a ten year history of the adopted tax rate. 

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NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF DEER PARK

A tax rate of $0.720000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Deer Park. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of the City of Deer Park proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of infrastructure maintenance and improvements and public safety.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                  $0.720000 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE   $0.714352 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE                   $0.683862 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE                   $0.733211 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Deer Park from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Deer Park may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Jeffery Johnson
City of Deer Park Tax Assessor-Collector
City Hall - 710 E. San Augustine St - Deer Park, TX 77536
281-478-7231

www.deerparktx.gov

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: September 26, 2016 at 05:30 PM at City Hall Council Chambers - 710 E. San Augustine St - Deer Park, TX 77536.

Second Hearing: October 3, 2016 at 07:30 PM at City Hall Council Chambers - 710 E. San Augustine St - Deer Park, TX 77536.

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The Harris County Appraisal District sets the appraised value of taxable property within Deer Park.  If you have any questions about the value of your property, please contact HCAD at 713-957-7800.  
 

2015 Adopted Tax Rates per $100 valuation
M&O   $0.515711
Debt    $0.198641
Total   $0.714352


Responsibilities

The Tax Department is a division of the Central Collections Office located in City Hall. This office is responsible for the collection of revenues in the form of property taxes levied on appraised values provided by the Harris County Appraisal District.  If you have any questions about your appraised value or exemption status, please contact the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800 or online at www.hcad.org

New Homeowners
New homeowners are responsible for changing ownership information with Harris County Appraisal District.  This is to ensure that all correspondence, notices, and bills are received in a timely manner.  Failure to receive a bill does not waive any penalty or interest.

Homestead Exemptions
Homestead exemptions are offered for homes purchased for use of primary residence.  The city's adopted exemption reduces your taxable value by 20%.  For example, a home valued at $150,000 with a tax rate of $0.72 / 100 would have a bill of $1,080 without the exemption.  With the exemption applied, the tax levy would be reduced to $864.
 
Senior Citizen Exemptions
Exemptions are also in place for senior citizens along with a tax ceiling. The year you reach the age of 65, the appropriate forms must be completed and returned to Harris County Appraisal District. Residents over age 65 may also elect to defer payments or pay in installments.