Property Tax

Property Taxes

City Council adopted a tax rate of $0.34650 per $100 on September 21, 2021.  This rate is a one-cent increase from the 2020 rate to fund the next phase of 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.

2021 Property Tax Rate

Tax Rate Component Rate per $100
Maintenance & Operations
$0.208851
Debt Service
0.137649
Total Tax Rate
$0.34650

Residential Exemptions:

Exemption Type Amount Available
Homestead 12% of Assessed Value
Over-65 $70,000
Disabled Persons $70,000
Over 65 and Disabled? May only receive one of the above
Disabled Veterans  Contact the FBCAD to determine availability

Truth In Taxation

For information related to the 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 FY22 Budget.

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. In the 2021 tax survey by the Texas Municipal League, Sugar Land's tax rate is well below the average tax rate of 59 cents for the 36 cities with populations over 60,000. TML Tax Survey
  • Over the last 15 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 12%. 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
For tax payment information, please contact the Fort Bend County Tax Assesor/Collector.

To apply for any of the exemptions above, or for questions regarding your property valuation, please contact the Fort Bend County Appraisal District.