Property Tax

2017 Property Tax Rate

Tax Rate Component Rate per $100
Maintenance & Operations $0.17921
Debt Service $0.13841
Tax Rate $0.31762

Residential Exemptions Available:

Exemption Type Amount
Homestead 10% of Assessed Value
Over-65
$70,000
Disabled Persons
$70,000
Over 65 and Disabled? May only receive one of
‚Äčthe above exemptions
Disabled Veterans  Please visit FBCAD to determine available exemptions

Did you know?

  • The City of Sugar Land makes up only 15% of the average residential tax bill. 2017 Tax Bill Breakdown
  • Sugar Land's tax rate is one of the lowest in the state for cities our size. In the 2018 tax survey by the Texas Municipal League, Sugar Land's tax rate is well below the average tax rate of 59 cents for the 37 cities with populations over 60,000. TML Tax Survey
  • Over the last 15 years, the average value home has increased by about 5% 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 10%. Residential Values vs Tax Bills
  • 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 31.762 cents through economic development and growth in sales tax revenue – and now has the second lowest property tax rate in the State of Texas among cities our size. Historical City Tax Rates
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.