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Dallas Fort Worth Property Tax Rates 2020

Texans pay a multitude of different taxes to different layers of government, ranging from the federal income tax to the state gasoline tax to local sales taxes. Local taxing jurisdictions in Texas consist of 254 counties, 1,034 school districts, 1,193 incorporated cities, and over 1,200 special-purpose districts.


The two main taxes imposed by local jurisdictions are the property tax (often referred to as an ad valorem tax in state law) and the local sales tax. Due to this reason, Texas is knows as a two tax state and the Property Tax Rates in DFW tend to be higher compared to cities in other states.


While Texas has no state or local income tax and no property tax on vehicles, its residents pay one of the nation's highest rates when it comes to taxes on real estate. In practice, the high property tax rates in DFW are compensated by zero state income tax!

In Texas, property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of real property by the total combined levy across each taxing authority having jurisdiction over the parcel. Rates are reviewed annually, and assessed each calendar year starting January 1. Additional taxes could be present for properties situated within boundaries of special district rates (MUD / PUD, etc...)  

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Property Tax Rates in DFW


The following table provides the most recent property tax rates for Dallas / Fort Worth area cities and towns located within the North Texas market and served by the NTREIS MLS system. 

Note: Compiled from public data sourced from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.


Note: Tax rates may vary by property location and exemption(s) for which an owner may qualify.

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