Who determines the value of my house?

The value of most property in Mesquite is determined by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD), a separate governmental agency authorized by the Texas Legislature. The city does not set the value of your home. However, DCAD does provide the City with your property value, so the City can then prepare a tax bill which can be forwarded to your mortgage company or your residence for payment.


Some properties in the City of Mesquite fall within the boundaries of Kaufman County.  The Kaufman Central Appraisal District (KCAD), also a separate governmental agency authorized by the Texas Legislature, is responsible for setting the values for such properties.  

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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?