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 (2022) and an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2023.

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 2023 Notice of Tax Rate per Tax Code Section 26.04E Form 50-212
  2. Tax Year 2023 Detailed Tax Rate Calculation 
  3. Tax and Budget Information

Public Official Mailing Address

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

Phone: 972-291-5100

Public Hearings

Taxpayers must have the opportunity to express their views on tax increases at public hearings. 

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 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 2023 annual budget. The meeting 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.

Proposed budget for Year 2023-2024

Adopted budget for Year 2022-2023

Adopted budget for Year 2021-2022

Adopted budget for Year 2020-2021

Adopted budget for Year 2019-2020

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
Email John Ames (

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.