Public Notice

NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE

A tax rate of $0.417311 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of Heath, Texas.   This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of the City of Heath, Texas proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of funding salaries and benefits for one new public safety officer and one new maintenance worker and increased operational costs.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $ 0.417311 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE $ 0.426600 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $ 0.389928 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $ 0.417311 per $100

The  effective  tax  rate  is  the  total  tax  rate  needed  to  raise  the  same  amount  of  property  tax  revenue  for the City of Heath, Texas from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that the City of Heath, Texas may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

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

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Patricia Davis, Chief Appraiser
Rockwall Central Appraisal District
841 Justin Road, Rockwall, Texas  75087
972-771-2034
pdavis@rockwallcad.com
www.rockwallcad.com

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

  • First Hearing:  September 13, 2016 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 200 Laurence Dr., Heath, Texas  75032
  • Second Hearing: September 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 200 Laurence Dr., Heath, Texas  75032