Over the next several weeks, property tax bills will arrive in Southlake homes.
“Now is the time to make sure you’ve got all of your exemptions in order,” said Sharen Jackson, Chief Financial Officer. “The City of Southlake offers homeowners a 20% homestead exemption, a senior tax freeze, and an over 65/disability exemption of $75,000. It’s quick and easy to make sure they are applied to your home.”
Southlake’s current property tax rate is $.447 per $100 valuation. Most of the rate ($.357) is used to support general city operations. The other portion of the rate ($.09) is used to make payments on debt that the City has issued to build roads, sidewalks and public facilities. The City tax rate constitutes about 18% of the total tax levy in Southlake (depending on the school district).
Please note, this year’s deadline to file for the homestead exemption is April 30, 2019.
So how do you make sure you are receiving the homestead exemption? Just follow these steps:
Property Taxes Explained
Property taxes – also called ad valorem taxes – are locally assessed. 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 of the appraisal cap and locally approved exemptions.
The Tarrant Appraisal District appraises property located in Tarrant County and the Denton County Appraisal District appraises property in northern Southlake, which is located in Denton County.
If you have questions please call us at (817) 748-8345. If you prefer to contact your appraisal district directly, the numbers are below.
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
For more information about the City’s tax rate, please visit www.CityofSouthlake.com/TaxInformation.