League City will vote on proposed tax rate Sept. 8

(Courtesy city of League City)
(Courtesy city of League City)

(Courtesy city of League City)

The League City City Council will meet Sept. 8 to vote on the property tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21.

The proposed tax rate is $0.515 per $100 valuation.

Based on the FY 2020-21 budget, if the city wanted to pass a tax rate that would result in the same amount of property tax revenue for the city from the same properties in both fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21, the rate would be $0.515708, which is slightly higher than the proposed rate. Because the proposed rate is lower than the $0.515708 no-new-revenue rate, a public hearing regarding the rate is not required.

Based on state law, the council can set a property tax rate up to $0.528398 per $100 valuation. If the council wishes to approve a rate higher than that, voters would have to approve the rate in an election for it to take effect, according to a city news release.

The existing property tax rate is $0.548581 per $100 valuation, meaning a League City resident living in a $100,000 home will pay $548.58 in annual property taxes to the city.


The League City property tax rate has fallen each year since FY 2014-15, when it was $0.597 per $100 valuation. In 2010, the rate was $0.63 per $100 valuation.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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