The North Richland Hills City Council has scheduled public hearings for the city's proposed annual budget and tax rate on Monday, August 28 and Wednesday, September 6. Residents are invited to attend and express their views at the following times:
Monday, August 28, 2017
- 6:30 p.m., Crime Control & Prevention District Budget
- 6:40 p.m., Parks & Recreation Facilities Development Corp. Budget
- 7:00 p.m., City Budget
- 7:00 p.m., City Tax Rate
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The public hearings will be held in the City Council Chamber on the 3rd floor of City Hall, located at 4301 City Point Drive.
The FY 2017-2018 proposed budget lowers the city's property tax rate by 2-cents while funding the infrastructure you depend on every day, such as good roads, clean reliable water, a properly functioning sewer system, police, fire and emergency medical services, library programs, and park and recreation amenities. The city is able to lower the tax rate from $0.61 to $0.59 cents due to new construction and an increase in existing property values.
The average taxable value of an NRH home increased about 10% this year to $170,000. If the proposed $0.59 tax rate is adopted, the average tax bill will be $1,003, an increase of about 6.4% or $60 over last year. You can find additional information, including a tax calculator and and FAQs about the proposed property tax rate, on our taxes page.
As a reminder, 1 out of every 4 homes in NRH has their taxes frozen due to the owner being either over the age of 65 or disabled. Properties subject to the tax freeze will not see any increase in their city taxes. The tax you pay to the city is about 23% of your overall tax bill. Just over half of your property taxes go to the school district, with the rest going to county agencies.
Property taxes make up about 35% of the city’s General Fund revenue with sales tax contributing about 22%. Franchise fees, permits, fines, charges for service, grants and other sources also help fund the city’s daily operations. Almost 60% of General Fund expenditures goes to public safety, 9% to parks, recreation and library services, 7% to public works operations and 4% to neighborhood services.
The following video provides an overview of the proposed budget. The proposed budget documents may be viewed on our budget page.
The City Council is scheduled to formally adopt a budget and set the tax rate at their regular meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017. The city’s new fiscal year begins October 1.
Public Hearing Notices