NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE
A tax rate of $0.720000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Deer Park.
PROPOSED TAX RATE
$0.720000 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE
$0.660360 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE
$0.726144 per $100
The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2022 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Deer Park from the same properties in both the 2021 tax year and the 2022 tax year. The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of Deer Park may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate. The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Deer Park is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2022 tax year. A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 20, 2022 AT 7:30 PM AT City of Deer Park Council Chambers; 710 E. San Augustine St, Deer Park, TX 77536. The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Deer Park is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City of Deer Park City Council of City of Deer Park at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
FOR the proposal:
Jerry Mouton Jr
AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting:
Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property. The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state. The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Deer Park last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Deer Park this year.
Total tax rate (per $100 of value)
increase of 0.000000, or 0.00%
Average homestead taxable value
increase of 20,446, or 11.82%
Tax on average homestead
increase of 147.21, or 11.82%
Total tax levy on all properties
increase of 1,928,187, or 9.39%
For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Deer Park at 281-478-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.deerparktx.gov for more information.
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.
Simply visit our website at http://deerparktx.gov/1060/Online-Payments then click on the Property Taxes icon to view or pay your property taxes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. It’s fast and easy!
See the Quick Links section for important property tax information
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.
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 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 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.
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.