- Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
A tax rate of $0.690000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of
City of South Houston.
PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.690000 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.663612 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.663612 per $100
DE MINIMIS RATE $0.706262 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 City of South Houston from the same properties in both
the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax year.
The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of South Houston may adopt without
holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate, unless the de minimis rate for City of
South Houston exceeds the voter-approval rate for City of South Houston.
The de minimis rate is the rate equal to the sum of the no-new-revenue maintenance and
operations rate for City of South Houston, the rate that will raise $500,000, and the current
debt rate for City of South Houston.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of
South Houston is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.
A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON October 12, 2021
at 6:30 pm at 1019 Dallas, Houston, Texas 77587.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the voter-approval tax rate but not greater than the de minimis
rate and does not exceed the rate that allows voters to petition for an election under Section 26.075,
Tax Code. If City of South Houston adopts the proposed tax rate, the City of South Houston is not
required to hold an election so that voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate and the
qualified voters of the City of South Houston may not petition the City of South Houston to require
an election to be held to determine whether to reduce the proposed tax rate.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE
CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
FOR the proposal: Mary Castillo Willie Rios
Cynthia Pina Mauro Barrera
AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting: Joe Soto
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 City of South Houston last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of South Houston this year.
2020 2021 Change
Total tax rate (per $0.698053 $0.690000 decrease of $-0.008053, or -1.15%
$100 of value)
Average homestead $108,292 $118.421 increase of $10,129, or 9.35%
Tax on average $755.94 $817.10 increase of $61.16, or 8.09%
Total tax levy on $4,993,556 $5,438,890 increase of $445,334, or 8.92%
For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of South Houston at
713-274-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hctax.net for more information.