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Notice: City of Brenham Adopted a Tax Rate

Pursuant to Section 26.05(b) of the Texas Property Tax Code, cities are required to post the following statement on the home page of any internet website that is operated by the city:

CITY OF BRENHAM ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 13.56 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $30.00.

For additional information about the City of Brenham’s FY2021-2022 budget, use this link

Original Post (8-20-2021)

A tax rate of $0.4940 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Brenham.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $ 0.4940 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $ 0.4759 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $ 0.5008 per $100

 

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Brenham from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax year.

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

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Brenham is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 AT 1:00 P.M.  AT CITY HALL, 200 WEST VULCAN STREET, BRENHAM, TEXAS 77833.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Brenham is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting members of the City Council of City of Brenham at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

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

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

The members of the governing body voted to consider the proposed tax rate as follows:

 FOR: Tate, Canales, Kolby, Saunders, Wright, Kenjura
 AGAINST: none
 PRESENT and not voting: none
 ABSENT: Cook

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 Brenham last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Brenham this year:

  2020 2019 $ Change % Change
Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ 0.5040 $ 0.4940 $ (0.0100) -1.98%
Average homestead taxable value $ 178,009 $ 192,510 $ 14,501 8.15%
Tax on average homestead $ 897.17  $ 951.00 $ 53.83 6.00%
Total tax levy on all properties $ 7,631,448 $ 7,965,034 $ 333,586 4.37%

 

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Brenham at (979)-277-3740 or dwhite@brenhamk-12.net, or visit www.washintongcad.org.

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