Property Tax Rates and Information

PROPERTY TAXThe City of Watauga adopts a property tax rate annually as part of the City's budget process. The City's current property tax rate adopted on September 9, 2019 is $0.58050 per $100 valuation. Property taxes pay for services such as police and fire protection, emergency medical services, library services, community center services, and general tax supported debt that. The proposed tax rate for Tax Year 2020, Fiscal Year 2020-2021 is $0,580404 per $100 valuation. A public hearing is scheduled for September 14th at 6:30 p.m. for the public to express their views on the proposed rate. Although the City has proposed to decrease the rate from this year's rate of $0.58050 per $100 valuation to $0.580404 per $100 valuation, homeowners may see an increase in their property tax bill if the value of their home increased. About 18% of homes in Watauga have their property taxes frozen due to the owner being 65 or older, or disabled. Property taxes for these homeowners will not go above the amount of taxes they owed in the year their tax freeze was granted. In addition, the City offers a $40,000 over 65 exemption from assessed values. For more information on property values, exemptions, or to obtain over-65 or disabled forms, contact Tarrant Appraisal District at 817-284-0024 or click here.  The Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector collects property taxes for all the taxing districts in Tarrant County, including the City of Watauga.   For information about property tax bills and payments, please call their office at 817-884-1100.

For more information on the tax rate calculations, please contact accounting@watauga.tx.org or call the Accounting Department at 817-514-5822.     Our mailing address is 7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas  76148.  If you wish to contact your City Council members, please click on the link:  City Council Contact Information

The Chief Appraiser for Tarrant County maintains a property tax database that has information on each of the taxing units that include the City and other taxing entities such as the school district, hospital, county, and college.   The City's portion of your total tax bill is approximately 22%.   To access the Tarrant County database, click Tarrant Tax Info.