Almost daily, Southlake residents invest in our City, and we thank you for your trust. Take a look at how the City puts that money to work and how we’ve managed your taxes responsibly. Our goal is to build and maintain the community of your dreams while carefully managing costs. We are planning today for our City’s tomorrow.
Understanding Your City Taxes Starts Here
Southlake was built with an eye toward the future. Town Square, each neighborhood, parks, streets, water, and even sewer are all part of a comprehensive plan for a sustainable City that adapts to change but keeps its character. Each year, the Council has implemented a series of master plans with the City’s budget, methodically funding desired projects while adhering to established financial guidelines to ensure a secure and stable financial situation. As a result, the City enjoys a AAA bond rating and has taken been able to lower the tax rate to a historic low. Residents also benefit from a 20% homestead exemption (the highest level permitted by law) and, yes, even very low debt. All of this works together to provide high-value municipal services as part of our plan.
H.B. 3273, taking effect January 1, 2024, requires a city to post on its website a notice informing each property owner that the estimated amount of taxes to be imposed on the owner’s property may be found in the appraisal district’s property tax database. The 2023 Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet is also available for public review. Links to the Tarrant County Appraisal District and the Denton County Appraisal District are below.
You can also 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 regarding the amount of taxes that each entity that taxes your property will impose if the entity adopts its proposed tax rate. Your local property tax database will be updated regularly during August and September as local elected officials propose and adopt the property tax rates that will determine how much you pay in property taxes.
What’s My Property Tax?
Denton County Tax Estimator
Tarrant County Tax Estimator
Contact the City Council
Email the Council your questions about property taxes or the budget.
Contact the City
H.B. 1228 (88th Legislature) which takes effect January 1, 2024, requires Texas taxing units, including cities, to establish a procedure allowing a property owner to exchange communications (i.e., notices, reports, returns) with the taxing unit electronically. The City has created this form for that purpose and for taxpayer questions related to property taxes and the annual budget.