News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/4/2019 4:56:00 PM to 10/2/2019 12:00:12 AM.

News Flash

City News

Posted on: April 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Property Value Notices


This week the Tarrant Appraisal District mailed annual property value notices to Tarrant County homeowners. The notices also include estimated amounts for your 2019 property taxes. Please note that the estimated tax can change, as local taxing entities adopt their annual property tax rate in August or September. Annual property tax bills will be mailed in October.

After property values increased in 2017, the North Richland Hills City Council reduced the city’s property tax rate from 61-cents to 59-cents per $100 property value. In 2018, the City Council reduced the rate another half cent to 58.5 cents per $100 property value. By lowering the property tax rate, the City Council saved North Richland Hills property owners $1.8 million in taxes over the last two years. In addition, the city offers many exemptions to lower appraised values. More information about these exemptions can be found below.

The City Council will hold budget work sessions and public hearings on the annual budget and tax rate in August before adopting a tax rate in September for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Understanding Your Property Value Notice

Terminology related to property appraisals and property taxes can be confusing. Following is a list of terms used on your property value notice and their meanings.

Market Value: This is the amount the Tarrant County Appraisal District believes your home is currently worth and would sell for if you put it on the market. Because of competition and high demand for housing in DFW, the market value of many homes has increase around 50% over the past 5 years. However, your home’s appraised value and taxable value have not increased at the same rate.

Appraised Value: Per state law, the appraised value of a homestead may increase no more than 10% per year. The appraised value is the value of your home after state-mandated limitations on value increases for residential homesteads is factored in.

Exemptions: Property tax exemptions are offered by the city and other taxing entities to lower your homestead’s appraised value and the amount you are taxed. The City of North Richland Hills provides:

  • a 15% homestead exemption;
  • a $36,000 exemption for senior citizens (65 and older) and disabled residents;
  • a senior and disabled tax ceiling (also known as tax freeze).

26% of homes in North Richland Hills have a senior or disabled tax ceiling. While senior and disabled residents may see their property values increase, their tax bill will not increase above the amount they paid in the year that they qualified for the tax ceiling unless they buy a new home or add to on to their home.

If you have moved to a new home or turned 65 in the past year be sure to submit an application to the Tarrant Appraisal District for your homestead or senior exemption. You will only need to apply once. After the exemption is in place, if you remain in the same home, it will carry forward each year. Exemptions are listed at the bottom of your property value notice. If you have questions about your exemptions, please contact the Tarrant Appraisal District at 817-284-0024.

Taxable Value: The Taxable Value is the Appraised Value minus your Exemptions. The tax rate is applied to this value to determine your tax bill. For an example of this calculation, see our online property tax calculator.

Protests and Appraisal Review Board (ARB): Residents who feel their property appraisal is too high may appeal or protest the value with the Tarrant Appraisal Review Board. The protest deadline for residential properties is Wednesday, May 15. Instructions regarding how to file a protest are found on the back of your property value notice. If you have questions, please contact the Tarrant Appraisal District at 817-284-0024.

How are Property Values Set?

Property values are set by the Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) and may decrease, increase or remain the same from year to year. Property values are based on a number of factors including current housing market conditions. Overall, existing property values decreased from 2009 to 2011. It was not until 2014 that they returned to pre-recession levels. There was essentially no increase in existing home values in 2015. While overall property values have increased each year since 2016, it is important to note that the taxable value has not increased as much as the market value due to state mandated limitations on value increases for residential homesteads and the exemptions offered by the city.

More information about how the Tarrant Appraisal District determines property values can be found on their website at

How are Property Tax Rates Set?

A resident's overall property tax bill includes taxes assessed by the city, school district, county, county hospital district and county college district. Each jurisdiction sets their tax rate annually, in conjunction with the adoption of their annual budget. Public notices and public hearings are required before each tax rate is adopted.

More than half of your total property tax bill is paid to the school district, with about 22% going to the city.

Tax Dollar Chart 2017

How are Your City Property Taxes Spent?

Your city property taxes fund the services and infrastructure you depend on every day, such as good roads and the police, fire and emergency medical services that respond in a crisis and keep our community safe. These funds also provide for innovative library programs that encourage life-long learning, as well as superior park and recreation amenities that promote active lifestyles and provide beautiful green space for recreation and play. In 2018, the average NRH homeowner paid $1,076 in property taxes to the city. The following chart shows how the tax payment was distributed to provide city services.

City Service2018 AnnualMonthlyPercent

Public Safety

$ 539.38



Public Works (Streets)

$ 227.75



City Facilities

$ 151.07




$ 55.08

$ 4.59


Neighborhood Services

$ 46.20

$ 3.85



$ 43.08

$ 3.59


General Government*

$ 13.44

$ 1.12






* General Government includes financial management, information technology, planning, communications and other administrative services.

Property taxes make up about 36% 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.

More Information

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

technical difficulties - broken robot

Notice to Water Customers

Posted on: May 25, 2023
Mike Young

Interim Police Chief

Posted on: May 25, 2023
Workers at intersection of Davis and North Tarrant Parkway

Word on the Streets

Posted on: May 25, 2023
Lane Closed Sign

Glenview Drive Improvements

Posted on: May 22, 2023
K9 Luca wearing vest

K-9 Program

Posted on: May 22, 2023
Dispatcher Chelsea Duncan presented certificate of recognition

Special Recognition

Posted on: May 18, 2023
seal (web).jpg

Oaths of Office

Posted on: May 18, 2023
shovels and EDA sign

Iron Horse Boulevard Improvements

Posted on: May 18, 2023
NRH2O slides

Summer Fun Starts Now!

Posted on: May 12, 2023
seal (web).jpg

Compliance Court

Posted on: May 11, 2023
Fire Employees recognized

Special Recognition

Posted on: May 11, 2023
Vote Here Sign


Posted on: May 7, 2023


Posted on: May 5, 2023
Street Maintenance - slurry seal being placed on asphalt street

Preventive Street Maintenance Program

Posted on: April 25, 2023
Jimmy Perdue

Police Chief Announces Retirement

Posted on: April 21, 2023

Property Value Notices

Posted on: April 19, 2023
road work ahead

Bedford Euless Road Improvements

Posted on: April 19, 2023
70th Anniversary Seal

NRH Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Posted on: March 31, 2023
seal (web).jpg

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Posted on: March 21, 2023
Peppa Pig Theme Park DFW logo

Peppa Pig Theme Park Coming to NRH

Posted on: March 7, 2023
water meter and app

New Water Meters

Posted on: February 28, 2023

R-Spirit Awards

Posted on: February 23, 2023
seal (web).jpg

Charter Amendment Election

Posted on: February 14, 2023
B&B movie theater building and sign

Grand Opening

Posted on: January 9, 2023
seal (web).jpg

Charter Review Task Force

Posted on: January 10, 2023
Trash cans

Garbage & Recycling Fee Change

Posted on: January 4, 2023
2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Traffic Signal Ahead sign

New Traffic Signal

Posted on: November 16, 2022
K9 Luka and Officer Boyd

New K9 Joins NRHPD

Posted on: September 14, 2022

TEXRail Parking

Posted on: August 11, 2022

Homestead Exemption

Posted on: June 28, 2022
Street icon

2020 Bond Program

Posted on: November 4, 2020
City Point Rendering

City Point Development

Posted on: December 18, 2019