Tax Office

Notice of Adopted 2018 Tax Rate


THE CITY OF DEER PARK ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 4.80 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $15.88. 

2018 ADOPTED TAX RATE

$0.720000 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE

$0.720000 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE

$0.707705 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE

$0.736784 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 2017 tax year and the 2018 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 
  • 710 E. San Augustine St. Deer Park, TX 77536 
  • 281-478-7231 
  • customerservice@deerparktx.org
  • www.deerparktx.gov

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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. 

Important Tax Notices

See the Quick Links section for important property tax information

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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.

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.