Cities in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties approved property tax rates for fiscal year 2017-18 throughout the month of September. The fiscal year began Oct. 1.
The city of Austin's tax rate increased by 0.3 cents, bringing the city's FY 2017-18 tax rate to $0.4448 per $100 valuation.
The tax rate in San Marcos increased by 8.37 cents to $0.6139 per $100 valuation in FY 2017-18, representing the largest jump in the metropolitan area. The cities of Round Rock, Rollingwood, Lakeway and West Lake Hills also raised tax rates for the fiscal year.
The city of Kyle's tax rate decreased by 3.32 cents, bringing the new tax rate to $0.5416 per $100 valuation. The city of Leander decreased its tax rate by 2.1133 cents, bringing the FY 2017-18 tax rate to $0.57867 per $100 valuation. The tax rates in Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown and Hutto also decreased for FY 2017-18.
The cities of Bee Cave and Pflugerville maintained FY 2016-17 tax rates for the current fiscal year.
The property tax rates approved by Hays County, Travis County and Williamson County all decreased this year compared to FY 2016-17 rates.