Tax Information

  • The HISD Board of Education adopted a tax rate of $1.1331 per $100 of taxable value for tax year 2020 during its regular monthly meeting on October 8, 2020.

    This rate includes a “maintenance and operations” component of $0.9664 and a “debt-service” component of $0.1667.

    The 2020 HISD tax rate of $1.1331 is lower than last year's rate.

    In compliance with Texas Property Tax Code Section 26.05(b) Houston Independent School District ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.

    Taxes may 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 or email us.

    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.

    If you have received an over 65 tax ceiling limitation certificate from the Harris County Appraisal District, please forward original certificate to the Harris County Tax Office or contact HCTO at 713-274-8000 and ask for the over 65 department.

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

    Basic information about HISD taxes:

    • 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.

     

    Other useful tax rate resources

    Harris County Appraisal District / Harris County Tax Office

Tax Code Section 26.18 Requirements

Tax Calculator

(Must apply for this exemption)


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 $1.1331.

    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.