The Finance Department is responsible for directing and controlling the areas of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Treasury Management, Purchasing, and the City’s Operating Budget.

Property Tax Rates

Notice of 2016 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate for City of Arlington

A tax rate of $0.644800 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Arlington, Texas.  This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of City of Arlington, Texas proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of funding increased compensation for employees; a Police body camera program; and 15 new Police sergeant positions.

    • PROPOSED TAX RATE………………….. $0.644800 per $100
    • PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE………… $0.648000 per $100
    • EFFECTIVE TAX RATE…………………… $0.605738 per $100
    • ROLLBACK TAX RATE…………………… $0.653030 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Arlington, Texas from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Arlington, Texas may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.


property tax amount = (rate) x (taxable value of your property) / 100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Erin Clark, RTA
City of Arlington, Texas tax assessor-collector
101 S. Mesquite St., Arlington TX 76010

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing:  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Municipal Building, Council Briefing Room, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010.

Second Hearing:  Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Convention Center, Salon A, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011.