Notice of Tax Rate and Budget

Creating a budget and adopting a property tax rate to support that budget are major functions of a taxing unit's governing body. This is accomplished by following truth-in-taxation requirements to ensure the public is informed of any increases. Truth-in-taxation is a concept embodied in the Texas Constitution that requires local taxing units to make taxpayers aware of tax rate proposals and to afford taxpayers the opportunity to limit tax increases. Property owners have the right to know about increases in their properties' appraised value and to be notified of the estimated taxes that could result from the new value.  The City of Cedar Hill will propose a Tax Rate for the Tax Year (2021) and an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022.

The information provided on this web page complies with requirements of Section 26.18 of the Texas Tax Code, Posting of Tax Rate and Budget Information by Taxing Unit on the Website. 

Public Notices 

  1. Tax Year 2021 Notice of Tax Rate per Tax Code Section 26.04E Form 50-212
  2. Tax Year 2021 Detailed Tax Rate Calculation 
  3. Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase Form 50-876

Public Official Mailing Address

City of Cedar Hill
285 Uptown Blvd.
Cedar Hill, TX 76104

Phone: 972-291-5100

Governing Body Name & Contact Information 

The City of Cedar Hill City Council

Public Hearings

After publishing the required notice, taxpayers must have the opportunity to express their views on tax increases at hearings. A quorum of the governing body must be present at all hearings. All public hearings and public meetings must be open to the public and follow Texas Open Meetings Act requirements.


Public Hearing and Adoption of FY21/22 Annual Budget 

  • On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm a public meeting will be held to discuss the 2021 tax rate and schedule the public hearing on the tax rate.
  • On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm the City Council will hold a public hearing on the tax rate, take a record vote on the proposed tax rate and adopt the FY 2022 annual budget.

Both meetings will be held in the T.W. "Turk" Cannady/Cedar Hill Room, 285 Uptown Blvd., the  Cedar Hill Government Center Building #100,  Cedar Hill, TX  75104.

Budget meetings are also accessible via video on the City's website.  See the Agenda Link for video access.

Annual Budget

View the City of Cedar Hill’s proposed budget and adopted budget for prior years.

Adopted budget for Year 2021-2022
Proposed budget for Year 2021-2022
Adopted budget for Year 2020-2021
Adopted budget for Year 2019-2020

Changes in the Budget 

The table below shows the change in the amount of the taxing unit's budget from the preceding year to the current year, by dollar amount and percentage.  

DistributionFY 19/20 AdoptedFY 20/21 AdoptedFY 21/22
Adopted
$ Change
(Amount)
% Change (Percentage)
General Fund$38,313,488$39,838,871$42,204,579$2,365,7085.94%
Debt Service Fund$9,757,428$10,423,225$10,919,738 $496,5134.76%
Other Funds$46,260,810$50,789,759$52,319,854$1,503,0953.01%
Total Uses$94,331,726$101,051,855$105,444,171$4,392,3164.35%


Historical Property Tax Rate

The table below shows the property tax rate for the preceding three fiscal years and the proposed budget.


FY 18/19 AdoptedFY 19/20 AdoptedFY 20/21 AdoptedFY 21/22
Adopted
General Fund
(Maintenance & Operations)
$0.512935$0.524054$0.518071$0.518152
Debt Service Fund
(Interest & Sinking)
$0.184093$0.172974$0.170031$0.178877
Total Tax Rate$0.697028$0.697028$0.688102$0.697029


Historical Property Tax Revenue

The table below shows  the amount of property tax revenue budgeted for maintenance and operations and debt service for the preceding three fiscal years and the proposed budget


FY 18/19 AdoptedFY 19/20 AdoptedFY 20/21 AdoptedFY 21/22
Adopted
General Fund
 (Maintenance & Operations)
$19,359,620$21,320,358$22,217,355$23,660,090
Debt Service Fund
 (Interest & Sinking)
$6,948,194$7,107,047$7,291,759$8,167,962
Total$26,307,814$28,427,405$29,509,114$31,828,052


Property Tax Information

The City of Cedar Hill resides in both Dallas and Ellis counties. Each county must maintain a database of Property Tax Related information. The links for these property tax databases are:

Dallas Central Appraisal District
Ellis Appraisal District

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations and collections, please contact:
Dallas County Tax Collector
John R. Ames, PCC, CTA
Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector
214-653-7811
Email John Ames (property.tax@dallascounty.org)

Annual Financial Audit

A copy of the City of Cedar Hill’s recent financial audit can be found at the following link along with prior year audits dating back to 2007.