Property Tax

Property Taxes

City Council adopted a tax rate of $0.3500 per $100 on September 19, 2023.  This is a slight increase from the prior year to support the 2019 voter approved GO Bond projects. This rate exceeds the No New Revenue Tax rate and is below the Voter Approval Tax Rate as calculated by the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector. 

Tax bills are prepared and mailed by the Fort Bend County Tax Office.

Truth In Taxation 

For information related to the 2023 Truth In Taxation Calculations and Tax Rate Adoption Process, including information required under Section 26.18 of the Tax Code, please visit the Property Tax Page under Budget & Strategy for the FY24 Budget and Property Tax information.

2023 Property Tax Rate

Tax Rate Component Rate per $100
Maintenance & Operations
Debt Service
Total Tax Rate

Residential Exemptions:

Exemption Type Amount Available
Homestead 15% of Assessed Value (effective 2023)
Over-65 $70,000
Disabled Persons $70,000
Over 65 and Disabled? May only receive one of the above
Disabled Veterans  Contact the FBCAD to determine availability

Did you know?

  • With the tax breaks provided by the legislative increase in the school homestead exemptions ($100,000), the City of Sugar Land now makes up about 21% of the residential tax bill in Fort Bend ISD and 19% in Lamar CISD (without MUD or LID taxes). If you add a MUD or LID, the percentage drops even lower. Residential Tax Bill Breakdown
  • Sugar Land's tax rate is one of the lowest in the state for cities our size. 
  • Over the last 17 years, the average value home has increased by about 4.5% annually, while the average tax bill has only increased by about 3.6% annually over the same time period. The city has accomplished this through lowering the tax rate and increasing the homestead exemption from 1% to 15%. Average Residential Tax Bill Increase
  • 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 35 cents through economic development and growth in sales tax revenue – and has one of the lowest property tax rates in the State of Texas among cities our size. Historical City Tax Rates & Exemptions

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.