Annual Budget

Budget Process

Your North Richland Hills city staff works throughout the summer to prepare a budget for the new fiscal year that begins on October 1. A proposed budget was presented to the City Council in July and the City Council held work session meetings to review and discuss the budget and property tax rate. Public hearings on the proposed budget and property tax rate were held on Thursday, August 12, 2021. The City Council adopted a budget and set the tax rate on Monday, August 16, 2021. 

You can view City Council meeting agendas and videos at www.nrhtx.com/agendas.


FY 2021/22 Budget & Tax Rate

The annual budget for FY 2021/22 is balanced and provides funding to continue services that residents depend on every day including police, fire and emergency medical services, street, drainage and utility infrastructure, animal control, code compliance, building and health inspections, library services and parks and recreation. About 41% of the city’s daily operations are funded by property taxes, with 22% coming from sales taxes. Franchise fees, permits, fines, charges for service, grants and other revenue sources also help fund your city services.

The property tax rate for FY 2021/22 was set at $0.572184 per $100 property valuation, which is a slight reduction from the prior rate of $0.5757. At this rate, a home in North Richland Hills with an average taxable value of $220,247 would pay $1,260.22 in property tax to the city. Individual taxpayers’ property taxes may decrease, increase or remain the same depending on changes in the appraised value of their property.  28.3% of NRH homeowners benefit from the senior / disabled tax freeze and will not pay more in property taxes to the city than what they paid in the year their tax freeze went into effect, unless they bought a new home or added onto their home. 

As a reminder, about 22% of your overall property tax bill goes to the city, with around 55% percent going to the school district and the rest to county agencies. In accordance with Senate Bill 2, the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019, property tax information for all taxing districts must be posted on a county website by August 7 or as soon thereafter as practicable. You can view the taxes for your property and submit comments to each taxing district online at http://www.tarranttaxinfo.com. You can also look up your property value and tax payment history online. 

The FY 2021/22 budget includes a $0.33 rate increase from the City of Fort Worth and the Trinity River Authority for water purchases and a $0.19 cent rate increase for sewer treatment costs. The impact to the average residential water customer using 10,000 gallons per month will be $4.16 per month.

Public Notices

State law requires the city to post the following notice:

THE CITY OF NORTH RICHLAND HILLS ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.80.

FY 2021/22 Budget Record Vote
For:Tito Rodriguez
Rita Wright Oujesky
Suzy Compton
Mason Orr
Patrick Faram
Scott Turnage
Kelvin Deupree
Against:
Abstain:
Absent:
Present, Not Voting: Oscar Trevino


August 12, 2021 Public Hearing Notices

Tax Rate Notices

Online Public Input Forms

Residents unable to attend the public hearings may submit comments using the forms below: 


Prior Budgets

2020-2021 Adopted Budget

2019-2020 Adopted Budget

2018-2019 Adopted Budget

2017-2018 Adopted Budget

2016-2017 Adopted Budget

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