Property Tax Rates and Information

PROPERTY TAXThe City of Watauga adopts a property tax rate annually as part of the City's budget process. The City's current property tax rate adopted on September 12, 2022 is $0.5702 per $100 valuation and is proposed at $0.5702 per $100 valuation for FY2023-2024. Property taxes pay for services such as police and fire protection, emergency medical services, library services, community center services, and general tax supported debt that.

 Approximately 18% of homes in Watauga have their property taxes frozen due to the owner being 65 or older, or disabled. Property taxes for these homeowners will not go above the amount of taxes they owed in the year their tax freeze was granted. In addition, the City offers a $40,000 over 65 exemption from assessed values. 

For more information on property values, exemptions, or to obtain over-65 or disabled forms, contact Tarrant Appraisal District at 817.284.0024 or click here.  The Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector collects property taxes for all the taxing districts in Tarrant County, including the City of Watauga.   For information about property tax bills and payments, please call their office at 817.884.1100.

For more information on the tax rate calculations, please contact the Accounting Department or call 817.514.5822.     Our mailing address is 7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas  76148.  If you wish to contact your City Council members, please click on the link:  City Council Contact Information

The Chief Appraiser for Tarrant County maintains a property tax database that has information on each of the taxing units that include the City and other taxing entities such as the school district, hospital, county, and college.   The City's portion of your total tax bill is approximately 22%.   To access the Tarrant County database, click Tarrant Tax Info.