Austin Tax Rates
 
Here are the 2004, 2005, 2006 Austin Tax Rates. Remember that almost all properties
are in 3 or more tax jurisdictions, so your total tax rate will be a sum of these.
See the examples below the table.

County Tax
Tax Jurisdiction 2006 Tax Rate 2005 Tax Rate 2004 Tax Rate
Travis County 0.4499 0.4993 0.4872


School District Tax
Tax Jurisdiction 2006 Tax Rate 2005 Tax Rate 2004 Tax Rate
Austin Community College 0.0965 0.0991 0.0900
Austin ISD 1.4930 1.6230 1.6230
Coupland ISD 1.3700 1.5000 1.5000
Del Valle ISD 1.7277 1.8700 1.8063
Eanes ISD 1.5625 1.6610 1.6705
Lago Vista ISD 1.5650 1.7150 1.7150
Lake Travis ISD 1.6186 1.8005 1.8025
Manor ISD 1.7680 1.8000 1.8262
Pflugerville ISD 1.6800 1.8500 1.8300


City Tax
Tax Jurisdiction 2006 Tax Rate 2005 Tax Rate 2004 Tax Rate
City of Austin .04126 0.4430 0.4430
City of Jonestown 0.5625 0.6255 0.6255
City of Lago Vista 0.5969 0.6754 0.6990
City of Lakeway 0.2200 0.2275 0.2275
City of Manor 0.3981 0.4908 0.4684
City of Pflugerville 0.6240 0.6350 0.6400
City of Rollingwood 0.1200 0.1273 0.1256
City of Sunset Valley 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
City of West Lake Hills 0.0534 0.0604 0.0638
Tanglewood Forest 0.3675 0.3525 0.3525
Village of Bee Cave 0.0200 0.0200 0.0800
Village of Briarcliff 0.0962 0.0962 0.0562
Village of Creedmoor 0.2799 0.2799 0.2799
Village of Point Venture 0.0400 0.0400 0.0400
Village of The Hills 0.0400 0.0400 0.0400
Village of Volente 0.1256 0.1210 0.1200
Village of Webberville 0.2750 0.2500 0.2500


ESD (Emergency Service District) & Hospital Taxes
Tax Jurisdiction 2006 Tax Rate 2005 Tax Rate 2004 Tax Rate
Travis County ESD 1 0.1000 0.1000 0.0989
Travis County ESD 2 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
Travis County ESD 3 0.1000 0.0994 0.1000
Travis County ESD 4 0.0905 0.0982 0.1000
Travis County ESD 5 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
Travis County ESD 6 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
Travis County ESD 8 0.0900 0.0900 0.0790
Travis County ESD 9 0.0800 0.0800 0.0710
Travis County ESD 10 0.1000 0.1000 0.0988
Travis County ESD 11 0.0900 0.0900 0.0800
Travis County ESD 12 0.1000 0.1000 0.0991
Travis County ESD 14 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
Travis County Hospital District 0.0734 0.0779 0.0779


WCID (Water Control and Improvement District)
Tax Jurisdiction 2006 Tax Rate 2005 Tax Rate 2004 Tax Rate
Cypress Ranch WCID 1 0.7200 0.6900 0.6400
Lakeside WCID 1,2B,2C 0.8700 0.8700 0.8700
WCID 10 0.0463 0.0513 0.0506
WCID 17 0.0599 0.0600 0.0600
WCID 17 - Comanch Trail 0.1036 0.1536 0.1573
WCID 17 - Flintrock 0.4205 0.4381 0.1238
WCID 17 (Steiner Ranch) 0.5915 0.6300 0.6150
WCID 18 0.2521 0.2729 0.2780
WCID 19 0.2250 0.2300 0.2300
WCID 20 0.3537 0.3637 0.3637
WCID Point Venture 0.4982 0.4982 0.5311
Travis County WCID 1D 0.7800 0.8250 0.8750
Travis County WCID 1F 0.9500 0.9500 0.9500
Travis County WCID 1G 0.6816 0.8430 0.9400


The above tax table does not fit common conceptions about the tax rates in Austin. I have often heard "You should move to Pflugerville because there are lower taxes out there". But if we compare the tax rates for a house in Austin and a house in Pflugerville we see that Austin has a lower tax rate.

Austin
Austin ISD 1.4930
City of Austin .4126
Travis County .4499
Travis County hospital district .0734
Austin Community College .0965
Total 2.5254
               
Pflugerville
Pflugerville ISD 1.6800
City of Pflugerville .6240
Travis County .4499
Travis County hospital district .0734
Travis County ESD No 2 .1000
Total 2.9812


Although Austin has a lower tax rate what has led to this misconception is that houses in Austin are more expensive and therefore property taxes are higher. But if you are deciding between a 200,000 house in Austin and a 200,000 house in Pflugerville the taxes on the Pflugerville house will be greater than the Austin house even though people think Pflugerville is an area with low taxes.