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My Tax Dollars at Work

The City's $2 billion General Fund is its largest fund and supports the majority of the basic services of the City, such as police and fire protection, health and human services, garbage collection and street repair. The largest sources of revenue for the General Fund are property and sales taxes, which together make up approximately 70.5% of the General Fund. The current tax rate for the City of Houston is 63.875 cents per $100 assessed valuation.

To see how your annual property taxes pay for all the services provided by the City of Houston enter your property’s appraised value below.


Enter the property appraisal amount from your tax bill:
Do you have the Homestead Exemption on your property?

Need a copy of your property tax statement? Go to the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) site and do a property search.

This figure represents a standard tax bill with or without a homestead exemption. Other exemptions (such as related to age) may apply and the information here may not accurately reflect your specific bill.  
Detailed breakout of how your annual property taxes are spent:

The FY2013 Adopted Budget includes approximately $25 million deficit that is not covered by tax dollars.