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Travis County property taxes are used to fund operations such as law enforcement, the jails, the courts and prosecutors, roads, parks, social services, juvenile justice, and emergency medical services.

A tax rate of $ 0.357365 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the Commissioners Court of County of Travis.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.357365 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE  $0.346859 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE   $0.357365  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 County of Travis from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax year.

The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate that County of Travis 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 County of Travis is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 AT 1:00 p.m. at the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701. 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO GIVE COMMENTS on the proposed tax rate during the hearing by calling (800) 304-1055.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, County of Travis 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 Commissioners Court of the County of Travis at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE TAX RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

Property tax amount = (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property) / 100

County Judge Andy Brown FOR the proposal
Commissioner Precinct One Jeffrey W. Travillion, Sr. FOR the proposal
Commissioner Precinct Two Brigid Shea ABSENT
Commissioner Precinct Three Ann Howard FOR the proposal
Commissioner Precinct Four Margaret J. Gómez FOR the proposal

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 about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

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 County of Travis last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by County of Travis this year.

 

2020

2021

Change

Total tax rate
(per $100 of value)

$0.374359

$0.357365

Decrease in nominal difference = $0.016994 per $100
Percentage difference = 4.5% decrease

Average homestead taxable value

$355,379

$386,136

Increase in nominal difference = $30,757
Percentage difference = 8.7% increase

Tax on average homestead

$1,330.39

$1,379.91

Increase in nominal difference = $49.52
Percentage difference= 3.7% increase

Total tax levy on all properties

$792,477,602

$839,773,070

Increase in nominal difference = $47,295,468
Percentage difference = 6.0% increase

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for County of Travis at (512) 854-9473 or [email protected], or visit www.traviscountytax.org for more information.

 

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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