2015 DFW Area Property Tax Rates

The following table provides 2015 property tax rates for Dallas Fort Worth area cities and towns.  Often, it will be said that “blah blah city has really high taxes, don’t move there.”  This is misleading as the tax rates are very similar.  The appraised value (purchase price) can vary substantially from one location to another on an identical house which is always the old “location location location” valuation.

The table below represents the 2015 tax rates for 90 cities in the area.  Sometimes a school district is not unique to a city and overlaps geographically into another city so the county appraisal district office with the exact address will have exact information.

The tax rates are per $100 of valuation.  To calculate the non-exempt taxes, you can divide the appraised value by $100 and multiply by the rate.   Exemptions are more complicated to put in a table.  Basically, if you reside in the home on January 1st, you may claim a homestead exemption IF you do not claim it anywhere else.   The homestead exemption varies by taxing entity but generally is $25,000 for school districts, but this can vary (for example, Plano ISD is 20% with a $5000 minimum).    Many cities do not have a homestead exemption.

Beyond the homestead exemption, an over 65 exemption and a disabled exemption are also available, again varying by taxing entity.

Texas state law defines the assessed value of real property as the market value of a property on January 1, the first day of the tax year. Property taxes typically are paid in a single annual payment that is due on or before January 31 of the following year but customarily paid before December 31 of the tax year so it can be deducted from the Federal income tax return that year.

If you buy new construction, you may find the assessed value the first year was the assessed construction value on January 1 but this will increase to the new appraised purchase value as of January 1st of the following year.

Another tax to be aware of on a home purchase is a “MUD” tax.  MUD is an acronym for Municipal Utility District.   Often, new home additions are built outside the city limits or where sewage, water and utilities are not available so bonds are sold for a MUD that functions similar to city taxes in providing those services.  In the list below, *Lantana is a master designed community with a MUD tax and not a city tax.

city/town total city school county other school district county other
Addison 2.52% 0.58% 1.28% 0.25% 0.41% Dallas ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Allen 2.45% 0.53% 1.61% 0.23% 0.08% Allen ISD Collin ColDist
Anna 2.62% 0.64% 1.67% 0.23% 0.08% Anna ISD Collin ColDist
Argyle 2.23% 0.40% 1.57% 0.26% Argyle ISD Denton
Arlington 2.70% 0.65% 1.41% 0.26% 0.38% Arlington ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Azle 2.52% 0.68% 1.20% 0.26% 0.38% Azle ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Balch Springs 2.87% 0.80% 1.41% 0.25% 0.41% Mesquite ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Bartonville 2.02% 0.19% 1.57% 0.26% Argyle ISD Denton
Bedford 2.48% 0.49% 1.35% 0.26% 0.38% Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Benbrook 2.65% 0.66% 1.35% 0.26% 0.38% Fort Worth ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Burleson 2.92% 0.74% 1.54% 0.26% 0.38% Burleson ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Carrollton 2.55% 0.61% 1.28% 0.25% 0.41% Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Cedar Hill 2.89% 0.70% 1.53% 0.25% 0.41% Cedar Hill ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Celina 2.60% 0.65% 1.64% 0.23% 0.08% Celina ISD Collin ColDist
Cleburne 2.67% 0.80% 1.37% 0.50% Cleburne ISD Johnson
Cockrell Hill 3.07% 1.13% 1.28% 0.25% 0.41% Dallas ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Colleyville 2.32% 0.36% 1.32% 0.26% 0.38% Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Coppell 2.68% 0.58% 1.44% 0.25% 0.41% Coppell ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Copper Canyon 2.04% 0.30% 1.48% 0.26% Lewisville ISD Denton
Corinth 2.52% 0.58% 1.67% 0.26% Lake Dallas ISD Denton
Crowley 3.03% 0.74% 1.65% 0.26% 0.38% Crowley ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Dallas 2.74% 0.80% 1.28% 0.25% 0.41% Dallas ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Dalworthington Gardens 2.30% 0.25% 1.41% 0.26% 0.38% Arlington ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Denton 2.49% 0.69% 1.54% 0.26% Denton ISD Denton
DeSoto 2.87% 0.75% 1.46% 0.25% 0.41% DeSoto ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Double Oak 1.97% 0.23% 1.48% 0.26% Lewisville ISD Denton
Duncanville 2.95% 0.76% 1.53% 0.25% 0.41% Duncanville ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Euless 2.46% 0.47% 1.35% 0.26% 0.38% Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Everman 3.43% 1.26% 1.53% 0.26% 0.38% Everman ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Fairview 2.23% 0.36% 1.56% 0.23% 0.08% Lovejoy ISD Collin ColDist
Farmers Branch 2.54% 0.60% 1.28% 0.25% 0.41% Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Flower Mound 2.18% 0.44% 1.48% 0.26% Lewisville ISD Denton
Forest Hill 2.99% 1.00% 1.35% 0.26% 0.38% Fort Worth ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Forney 2.81% 0.70% 1.54% 0.58% Forney ISD Kaufman
Fort Worth 2.85% 0.86% 1.35% 0.26% 0.38% Fort Worth ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Frisco 2.23% 0.46% 1.46% 0.23% 0.08% Frisco ISD Collin ColDist
Garland 2.71% 0.70% 1.35% 0.25% 0.41% Garland ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Glenn Heights 2.91% 0.79% 1.46% 0.25% 0.41% DeSoto ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Grand Prairie 2.93% 0.67% 1.60% 0.25% 0.41% Grand Prairie ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Grandview 2.64% 0.75% 1.40% 0.50% Grandview ISD Johnson
Grapevine 2.29% 0.33% 1.32% 0.26% 0.38% Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Haltom City 2.78% 0.70% 1.44% 0.26% 0.38% Birdville ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Heath 2.26% 0.43% 1.44% 0.40% Rockwall ISD Rockwall
Hickory Creek 2.33% 0.40% 1.67% 0.26% Lake Dallas ISD Denton
Highland Park 1.99% 0.22% 1.11% 0.25% 0.41% Highland Park ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Highland Village 2.31% 0.57% 1.48% 0.26% Lewisville ISD Denton
Hurst 2.69% 0.70% 1.35% 0.26% 0.38% Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Irving 2.70% 0.59% 1.45% 0.25% 0.41% Irving ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Joshua 2.87% 0.78% 1.60% 0.50% Joshua ISD Johnson
Kaufman 2.74% 0.70% 1.46% 0.58% Kaufman ISD Kaufman
Keene 2.84% 0.91% 1.43% 0.50% Keene ISD Johnson
Keller 2.61% 0.43% 1.54% 0.26% 0.38% Keller ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Kennedale 2.90% 0.77% 1.49% 0.26% 0.38% Kennedale ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Lake Dallas 2.60% 0.67% 1.67% 0.26% Lake Dallas ISD Denton
Lancaster 3.07% 0.87% 1.54% 0.25% 0.41% Lancaster ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Lantana 2.80%    * 1.54% 0.26% 1.00% Denton ISD Denton DC FW 6
Lewisville 2.17% 0.44% 1.48% 0.26% Lewisville ISD Denton
Little Elm 2.46% 0.66% 1.54% 0.26% Little Elm ISD Denton
Lucas 2.07% 0.32% 1.44% 0.23% 0.08% Plano ISD Collin ColDist
Mansfield 2.86% 0.71% 1.51% 0.26% 0.38% Mansfield ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
McKinney 2.56% 0.58% 1.67% 0.23% 0.08% McKinney ISD Collin ColDist
Melissa 2.59% 0.61% 1.67% 0.23% 0.08% Melissa ISD Collin ColDist
Mesquite 2.71% 0.64% 1.41% 0.25% 0.41% Mesquite ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Midlothian 2.66% 0.71% 1.54% 0.41% Midlothian ISD Ellis
Murphy 2.28% 0.53% 1.44% 0.23% 0.08% Plano ISD Collin ColDist
North Richland Hills 2.69% 0.61% 1.44% 0.26% 0.38% Birdville ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Parker 2.10% 0.35% 1.44% 0.23% 0.08% Plano ISD Collin ColDist
Plano 2.24% 0.49% 1.44% 0.23% 0.08% Plano ISD Collin ColDist
Prosper 2.50% 0.52% 1.67% 0.23% 0.08% Prosper ISD Collin ColDist
Red Oak 2.60% 0.65% 1.54% 0.41% Red Oak ISD Ellis
Richardson 2.64% 0.64% 1.34% 0.25% 0.41% Richardson ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Richland Hills 2.61% 0.53% 1.44% 0.26% 0.38% Birdville ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
River Oaks 2.91% 0.85% 1.42% 0.26% 0.38% Castleberry ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Roanoke 2.09% 0.38% 1.45% 0.26% Northwest ISD Denton
Rockwall 2.32% 0.49% 1.44% 0.40% Rockwall ISD Rockwall
Rowlett 2.80% 0.79% 1.35% 0.25% 0.41% Garland ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Sachse 2.77% 0.76% 1.35% 0.25% 0.41% Garland ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Saginaw 2.72% 0.54% 1.54% 0.26% 0.38% Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Seagoville 2.65% 0.71% 1.28% 0.25% 0.41% Dallas ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Southlake 2.50% 0.46% 1.40% 0.26% 0.38% Carroll ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Sunnyvale 2.48% 0.41% 1.41% 0.25% 0.41% Sunnyvale ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
The Colony 2.41% 0.67% 1.48% 0.26% Lewisville ISD Denton
Trophy Club 2.33% 0.48% 1.45% 0.26% 0.13% Northwest ISD Denton TC MUD 1
University Park 2.03% 0.26% 1.11% 0.25% 0.41% Highland Park ISD Dallas Col-Hosp
Watauga 2.70% 0.62% 1.44% 0.26% 0.38% Birdville ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Waxahachie 2.65% 0.68% 1.55% 0.41% Waxahachie ISD Ellis
Weatherford 2.58% 0.49% 1.47% 0.62% Weatherford ISD Parker
Westlake 2.34% 0.16% 1.54% 0.26% 0.38% Burleson ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
White Settlement 2.91% 0.73% 1.54% 0.26% 0.38% White Settlement ISD Tarrant Col-Hosp
Wylie 2.58% 0.73% 1.54% 0.23% 0.08% Wylie ISD Collin ColDist

Texas is one of only 12 states without a tax on real estate transfers.

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