Property Tax

This page discusses the 2019 tax rate for the FY2020 budget. For information on the proposed tax rate for 2020 please visit the FY21 Budget/Property Tax page.  This page will be updated with 2020 information after the City Council considers the 2020 tax rate on September 15, 2020.

2019 Property Tax Rate

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

The 2019 tax rate was approved by City Council through Ordinance No. 2177 on September 17, 2019.

Residential Exemptions Available:

Exemption Type Amount
Homestead 12% of Assessed Value
Disabled Persons
Over 65 and Disabled? May only receive one of
​the 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. Tax Bill Breakdown
  • Sugar Land's tax rate is one of the lowest in the state for cities our size. In the 2019 tax survey by the Texas Municipal League, Sugar Land's tax rate is well below the average tax rate of 59 cents for the 36 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 12%. 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 33.2 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 & 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.