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 response and medical services.

The County of Travis will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 3.42 percent. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM, in the Commissioners Courtroom, on the first floor at 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

The second hearing will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM, in the Commissioners Courtroom, on the first floor at 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

The members of the Travis County Commissioners Court voted as follows on the proposal to consider the tax increase:

 

County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (for)
Jeffrey W. Travillion, Sr. (for)
Commissioner Precinct Two Brigid Shea (for)
Commissioner Precinct Three Gerald Daugherty (for)
Commissioner Precinct Four Margaret J. Gómez (for)

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Travis County last year was $285,152 (disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older). Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.3838 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $1,094.41.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Travis County this year is $305,173 (disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older). If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.3568 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $1,088.86.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.3690 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $1,126.09.

You have a right to attend the hearings and make comments. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views. Additional information, including a taxpayer impact statement and a mailbox for comments, can be found at the Travis County website:www.traviscountytx.gov.