Property TaxProperty taxes – also called ad valorem taxes – are locally assessed. The Tarrant Appraisal District appraises property located in Tarrant County and the Denton County Appraisal District appraises property in northern Southlake that is located in Denton County. The City of Southlake, as one of the local taxing units, sets the City tax rate and collects property taxes based on the taxable value of properties within City boundaries. Taxable value is the appraised value less the value over the appraisal cap and locally approved exemptions.
Tax Rate Summary
|2016 TAX RATE SUMMARY
| School District
|| School District Tax
|| City of Southlake Tax
|| Tarrant County Tax
|| Denton County Tax
|| Tarrant County College District Tax
|| Tarrant County Hospital Tax
| Carroll ISD
| Grapevine Colleyville ISD
| Keller ISD
| Northwest ISD
What is the City doing to lower property taxes? Since 2009, the City has implemented more than six tax relief initiatives, steadily increasing the homestead exemption for residential property owners. Because the exemption is a percentage of value, the savings increases as the value of the property goes up.
What exemptions are available in Southlake? Southlake offers a General Homestead exemption of 16% (FY 2017), a senior tax freeze, and over-65/disability exemption of $75,000.
Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) is responsible for local property tax appraisal and exemption administration for Tarrant County residents. See what property tax exemptions you may qualify for if you are a Tarrant County resident.
Denton County Appraisal District is responsible for local property tax appraisal and exemption administration for Denton County residents. See what property tax exemptions you may quality for if you are a Denton County resident.
The Office of the Comptroller provides information on tax exemptions for those 65 years or older, disabled and elderly.
How do I ensure that my exemption(s) are applied? The following infographic explains how to take advantage of exemptions for which you qualify.
Tarrant County provides information on Property Tax e-payment and Property Tax Estimator. Estimate your property taxes for Tarrant County.
Tarrant County Appraisal District
2500 Handley Ederville Road
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector
1400 Main Street, Suite 110
Southlake, TX 76092
Denton Central Appraisal District
3911 Morse Street
Denton, TX 76202
A sales tax is paid on the sales of certain goods and services. The City of Southlake collects two kinds of sales taxes – general sales tax and special purpose (voter-approved) sales taxes used for specific programs and services.
In Southlake, a rate of 8.25% is applied to certain goods and services. In Southlake, a rate of 8.25% is applied to certain goods and services.
|6%||State of Texas|
|1%||City of Southlake general operations|
|1/8%||City of Southlake - Crime Control and Prevention District|
|1/2%||City of Southlake - Southlake Parks Development Corporation|
|3/8%||City of Southlake - Community Enhancement & Development Corporation|
General sales tax revenues are used to pay for basic city operations. Voter-approved special purpose sales taxes may only be used for authorized purposes. In Southlake, these taxes help fund the Police Department (facilities, equipment, school resource officers), park development and maintenance, and were used to construct and, going forward, operate The Marq Southlake. The City Council, working with boards appointed to oversee the budget and activities of these districts, approves an annual budget.