Why do some other nearby cities have a lower property tax rate?

Property tax rates vary by city, as do property values. Some cities may have a lower tax rate, but a significantly higher average home value. Also, they may offer no homestead exemption or a lower homestead exemption.  Some cities have much higher sales tax and hotel/motel tax revenue that help fund city services, enabling the city to maintain a lower property tax rate. The following shows the average annual city property tax bill in NRH compared to the average city property tax bill in neighboring cities. (Please note, this reflects city taxes only and does not include property taxes levied by school districts or county entities.)

City2023 Average Taxable Value2023 Average City Tax Bill
Southlake$816,904$2,606
Colleyville$730,776$1,907
Fort Worth$228,181$1,535
Bedford$229,336$1,484
Keller$440,350$1,374
Arlington$226,067$1,333
North Richland Hills$269,976$1,321
Hurst$225,305$1,309
Watauga$226,383$1,291
Euless$253,569$1,156
Richland Hills$209,116$1,093
Haltom City$178,081$1,010
Grapevine$363,117$   910



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1. What is the city's property tax rate?
2. Who authorizes the city’s property tax rate?
3. How is city property tax revenue spent?
4. What is the breakdown between maintenance and operations and debt service?
5. How much does the average NRH homeowner pay in city property tax?
6. How will my tax bill compare to last year?
7. Why do some other nearby cities have a lower property tax rate?
8. What are the homestead and senior exemptions?
9. What would be the result if NRH's property tax rate were further reduced?
10. Why does my property value increase every year?
11. Can I protest my property value?
12. How do my City property taxes compare to other taxes I pay?
13. How is the senior / disabled tax ceiling applied?