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2019-2020 Property Tax Rates
|City of Tyler||$0.259900|
|Tyler Junior College||$0.199926|
*Some properties in the City of Tyler are located in the Whitehouse ISD or Chapel Hill ISD, rather than Tyler ISD.
Smith County Tax Office: The Smith County Tax Office collects property taxes for all the taxing jurisdictions in Smith County, including the City of Tyler. The office is located at 1517 W. Front St., Tyler, Texas, 75702. (Mailing address is P.O. Box 2011)
For more information or to contact the Smith County Tax Office, please call (903) 590-2920. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is open during lunch for your convenience.
The City of Tyler property tax rate continues to be the lowest among all Texas mid-to large-sized cities, according to an annual survey by the Texas Municipal League.
The current survey included tax information from 591 Texas cities. The highest tax rate in the survey was $1.50 per $100 valuation charged by Tehucana, a city of 283 residents. In comparison, Tyler's property tax rate is only 24.4452 cents, making it one of the lowest.
Tyler's tax rate was once 53 cents and has dropped a few cents each year since 1995. The downward trend can be attributed to the City's Blueprint plan for operating municipal government more efficiently.
The City's team of hard working employees are dedicated to the Blueprint and continuously look for new, better, more cost effective ways to operate.
Tax Rates for Similar Sized Cities
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*Gross tax rate includes maintenance and operations tax rate and interest and sinking tax rate.The survey is published annually in the Texas Town and City Magazine. View the entire 2016 TML survey.
Over the last several years the City of Tyler has cut its property tax rate by more than 50 percent. Here is a look back.
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Tylers sales tax is 8.25%. That includes:
- 6.25% for the State of Texas
- 1% for the City of Tyler general fund
- 0.5% for Tyler's One Half Cent Sales Tax Corporation*
- 0.5% for Smith County
* The half-cent sales tax was approved by Tyler voters on November 7, 1995 and provides approximately $10.9 million annually for the citys capital projects. The Tyler City Council and One Half Cent Sales Tax Corporation Board of Directors determine how the tax is spent. The half-cent sales tax has allowed the City of Tyler to pay cash for capital projects, rather than using general obligation bonds. Since 1995, half-cent sales tax projects have included drainage and street improvements, public safety improvements, construction of Faulkner Park, construction of the Glass Recreation Center, construction of the new airport terminal and more. Click here to learn more about the half-cent sales tax.