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Tax Information

The HISD Board of Education adopted a tax rate of $1.2067 per $100 of taxable value for tax year 2016 during its regular monthly meeting on October 13, 2016.

This rate includes a “maintenance and operations” component of $1.0267 and a “debt-service” component of 18 cents.

The following language is published pursuant to Section 26.05 of the Texas Property Tax Code:

HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE; and THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.55 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.00.

The 2016 HISD tax rate of $1.2067 is a 1 cent increase over last year’s rate as a result of a 1 cent increase to the debt-service component of the district’s tax rate.

Taxes may also increase on a home if the appraisal district certified value of the home increased this year over last year.

For more information, call 713-556-6668 or 713-556-6580.

Houston Independent School District taxes are collected by the Harris County Tax Office (HCTO).

All HISD tax payments should be remitted to the Harris County Tax Office (HCTO), and all inquiries related to taxpayer accounts should be directed to the HCTO at 713-274-8000. The main address of the Harris County Tax Office is 1001 Preston, Houston, Texas, 77002.

Additional information, including the locations of Harris County Tax Office branches, can be found on the HCTO Web site at www.hctax.net.

Basic information about HISD taxes:

  • Because of the district's strong fiscal management practices, HISD has been able to maintain the lowest property tax rate of the 20-plus school districts in Harris County.
  • Homestead tax exemption: $25,000 plus 20 percent of appraised value
  • Additional exemption of $15,000 for homeowners age 65 and older, or disabled
  • There are additional exemptions for disabled veterans. Contact the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800 for more information.

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Total Property Tax Due:
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How is this calculated?
The property tax payment is calculated by dividing a home's taxable value (appraised value less applicable exemptions) by 100 and multiplying that amount by the tax rate of $1.2067.

Disclaimer: The estimates above are based on information that you have provided and are calculated using a hypothetical example. Assumes that the home has a homestead exemption. HISD does not warrant or certify the accuracy of any values or tax amounts on this page.

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