Current Mill Rate (Shown by year and Political Entity)
Mill Levy = Total Budgets divided by Total Valuation. This is, in effect, taking the total amount of what is needed and dividing it by all the resources. The resulting number (Mill Rate) is what you multiply the taxable value by in order to come up with the property tax amount. The effective tax rate based on the mill rate of 315.37 is effectively saying that you pay 1.35% of the value of your property in property taxes.
Why then doesn't a mill rate reduction always result in a tax cut to residents?
Because market value sometimes goes up; this raises your taxable value.
Residential and Commercial Taxable Ratios -
Residential Taxable Value = 4.5% of Appraised Value
Commercial Taxable Value = 5.0% of Appraised Value
These rates are determined by the state. They represent the % taxed for all taxable property. When you multiply the appraised value of your property by the Taxable Ratio, the resulting value is your Taxable Value.
Current Effective Tax Rate (2017) - The percentage paid in taxes in proportion to value.
Residential: 1.35% of appraised value
Commercial: 1.50% of appraised value
NOTE: There is a 5% discount available if taxes are paid by February 15th.