Please be advised that the Tax Department at City Hall will be closed due to the COVID-19 Emergency starting 3/25/2020 until further notice.
At this time, the preferred payment method will be debit/credit cards. You can pay on-line without any fees
(select Online Payments).
If you have any questions please email
NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF DEER PARK
A tax rate of $0.720000 per $100 valuation has been adopted by the governing body of City of Deer Park.
The governing body of City of Deer Park proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of infrastructure maintenance and improvements and public safety.
2019 TAX RATE
$0.720000 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE
$0.720000 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE
$0.681897 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE
$0.720175 per $100
The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Deer Park from the same properties in both the 2018 tax year and the 2019 tax year.
The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Deer Park may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:
- Jeffery Johnson
- City of Deer Park Tax Assessor Collector
- 710 E. San Augustine St. Deer Park, TX 77536
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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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!
Important Tax Notices
See the Quick Links section for important property tax information
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.
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.
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.