What is the city's tax rate and who sets it?

The City’s 2021-2022 fiscal year tax rate is $0.70862 per $100 assessed valuation. Article V, Section 2 of the Mesquite City Charter states it is the responsibility of the City Council to set the tax rate. To calculate your city tax bill you must divide the taxable assessed valuation of your home by $100, and then multiply that figure by $0.70862. For example, John and Jane Citizen own an $100,000 home. Their city property tax is calculated as follows:

  • Taxable Assessed Valuation = $100,000
  • Divided by $100 = $1,000
  • Multiplied by $0.70862 = $708.62
  • Total Property Tax Bill = $708.62

Please note this is the City’s portion of your annual tax bill, not your total tax bill. 

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1. What is the city's tax rate and who sets it?
2. Who determines the value of my house?
3. What is the sales tax rate in Mesquite?
4. Does the City of Mesquite receive the entire 8.25%?
5. Why do some cities have a different sales tax rate than Mesquite?
6. Does the City of Mesquite levy a sales tax for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system?
7. What is the City of Mesquite's total budget?
8. What is the City of Mesquite's garbage rate?
9. How is my water bill figured?
10. How is my sewer bill figured?
11. How much is the Drainage Utility District fee?
12. Where can I get a copy of the city's budget?