County Cuts Tax Rate Again

Collin County now boasts the lowest county property tax rate in Texas.


The Collin County Commissioners Court  approved a property tax rate cut for the upcoming 2017 fiscal year, marking the seventh county tax cut in the last ten years, and 24 years without an increase in the county property tax rate.


The new rate is $0.208395 per $100 valuation and continues a five percent homestead exemption. According to the county’s Central Appraisal District, the county’s property tax base increased almost twelve percent from 2015 to 2016, equaling $107.65 billion in total adjusted taxable value. This makes the average home in Collin County valued at $317,599, with the average county tax equaling $628.77.


County tax revenues are spent on the following county government functions:

Public Safety (21.3%)

Debt Service (17.8%)

General Administrative (15.9%)

Public Transportation (8.7%)

Health and Welfare (7.1%)

Judicial (6.4%)

Public Facilities (4.7%)

Legal (4.2%)

Financial Administrative (3.9%)

Equipment Services (1.4%)

Culture and Recreation (0.3%)

Conservation (0.1%)

Unclassified (8.4%)