Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate

Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate

A tax rate of $0.72000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Baytown.

    • $0.72000 per $100 
    • $0.72594 per $100 
    • $0.72585 per $100

 The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2023 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Baytown from the same properties in both the 2022 tax year and the 2023 tax year.

 The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of Baytown may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.

 The proposed tax rate is not greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Baytown is not proposing to increase property taxes for the 2023 tax year.

 A public meeting to vote on Tax Rate was held on September 28, 2023 at City Hall Council Chambers, 2401 Market St., Baytown, Texas 77520.

The proposed tax rate is also not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Baytown is not required to hold an election to seek voter approval of the rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City of Baytown of City of Baytown at their offices or by attending the public meeting mentioned above.

Your taxes owed under any of the rates mentioned above can be calculated as follows: 

Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

 For the proposal:                  

  • Councilwoman Laura Alvarado
  • Councilwoman Sarah Graham
  • Councilman Ken Griffith
  • Councilwoman Heather Betancourth
  • Councilman Jacob Powell
  • Councilman Mike Lester
  • Mayor Brandon Capetillo

Against the proposal: None

Visit to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Baytown last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Baytown this year.

Tax Rate Comparision Table

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)
decrease of -0.03000, or -4.00%
Average homestead taxable value
increase of 8,315, or 7.38%
Tax on average homestead
increase of 26.05, or 3.08%
Total tax levy on all properties

          increase of 26.0, or 3.08%

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Baytown at 281-422-8281 or Email City Clerk.