Tax Office

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 

$0.680159 per $100

 

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE 

$0.720314 per $100


The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Deer Park from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 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 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 AT 7:30 PM AT CITY HALL 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= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100 

 

FOR the proposal: Jerry Mouton, Sherry Garrison, TJ Haight, Tommy Ginn, Bill Patterson, Ron Martin, Rae Sinor

 

 

AGAINST the proposal: 

 

 

PRESENT and not voting: 

 

 

ABSENT: 

 

 

 

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:

 

2020

2021

Change

Total tax rate (per $100 of value) 

$0.720000

$0.720000

                   $0.000000, or 0.00% 

Average homestead taxable value 

$162,797

$179,239

increase of $16,442, or 10.10% 

Tax on average homestead 

$1,172.14

$1,290.52

increase of $118.38, or 10.10% 

Total tax levy on all properties 

$20,178,166

$22,070,996

increase of $1,892,830, or 9.38% 

 

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Deer Park at 281-478-7231 or customerservice@deerparktx.org, or visit www.deerparktx.gov for more information.

 

You may ask, “What does the 2021 tax rate mean for me?”

Your taxes for the City of Deer Park are based on two factors: your appraised value (assigned by the Harris County Appraisal District) and the tax rate (adopted by the City of Deer Park). The City is adopting a tax rate of $0.720000 which is the same tax rate that the City had last year. What this means for you is that if your value and exemptions have not changed you would see the same amount due this year as last.  If you had an increase in value your taxes would go up. If you had a decrease in value your taxes would go down. Your taxes are going to fluctuate based on the value assigned by HCAD and could be more or less based on the appraised value. 

If you are over 65 your taxes have a ceiling where they will "not" increase unless improvements (example adding a pool, etc.) are added to the property.

For assistance with tax calculations or if you have any questions, please contact the City of Deer Park at 281-478-7231 or email customerservice@deerparktx.org.

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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. 

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 It’s never been easier to pay your property tax than now!  Save a stamp and pay online with no processing fees! 

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!

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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.