City Council adopted a tax rate of $0.34650 per $100 on September 20, 2022. This rate is the same as the 2020 rate with a shift of $0.008790 from maintenance & operations to debt service to support the 2019 voter approved GO Bond projects. This rate exceeds the No New Revenue Tax rate and is below the Voter Approval Tax Rate as calculated by the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector.
Tax bills are prepared and mailed by the Fort Bend County Tax Office.
Truth In Taxation
For information related to the 2023 Truth In Taxation Calculations and Tax Rate Adoption Process, including information required under Section 26.18 of the Tax Code, please visit the Property Tax Page under Budget & Strategy for the FY24 Budget and Property Tax information.
|Tax Rate Component||Rate per $100|
|Maintenance & Operations||
|Total Tax Rate||
|Exemption Type||Amount Available|
|Homestead||15% of Assessed Value (effective 2023)|
|Over 65 and Disabled?||May only receive one of the above|
|Disabled Veterans||Contact the FBCAD to determine availability|
Did you know?
- The City of Sugar Land makes up about 17% of the average residential tax bill without MUD or LID taxes. If you add a MUD or LID, the percentage drops even lower. Average Residential Tax Bill
- Sugar Land's tax rate is one of the lowest in the state for cities our size. Comparative 2021 Tax Rates
- Over the last 17 years, the average value home has increased by about 4% annually, while the average tax bill has only increased by about 3% annually over the same time period. The city has accomplished this through lowering the tax rate and increasing the homestead exemption from 1% to 15%. Average Residential Tax Bill Increase
- Did you know your city tax bill would be nearly double if your home was located in a comparable city in the Houston region such as Pearland, League City or Missouri City? Since 1993, Sugar Land has lowered its tax rate from 50 cents to 34.65 cents through economic development and growth in sales tax revenue – and has the second lowest property tax rate in the State of Texas among cities our size. Historical City Tax Rates & Exemptions