Humble City Council unanimously approves increased property tax rate for FY 2021-22

Humble residents can expect an increase in their property tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22, following a public hearing and unanimous approval of the elevated tax rate by the Humble City Council Sept. 9. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Humble residents can expect an increase in their property tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22, following a public hearing and unanimous approval of the elevated tax rate by the Humble City Council Sept. 9. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Humble residents can expect an increase in their property tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22, following a public hearing and unanimous approval of the elevated tax rate by the Humble City Council Sept. 9. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Humble residents can expect an increase in their property tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22 following a public hearing and unanimous approval of the elevated tax rate by the Humble City Council Sept. 9.

The approved FY 2021-22 tax rate of $0.263508 is up from the rate of $0.258693 in fiscal year 2020-21. According to City Manager Jason Stuebe, this is an effective increase of 9.31%, meaning the amount of the total taxes collected is 9.31% higher than the previous fiscal year.

While city officials had proposed a tax rate of $0.262115 during the FY 2021-22 budget workshop on Aug. 17, Stuebe said that proposed tax rate was based on estimates provided by the Harris County Appraisal District; city officials have since received the final certified tax rolls and amended the proposed tax rate for FY 2021-22 accordingly.

According to city documents, while the new tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate and the voter-approval tax rate, it is not greater than the de minimis rate—a tax rate calculation designed to give smaller taxing units, including cities with a population of less than 30,000, some relief from the 3.5% voter-approval rate, according to the Texas Comptroller website.

Based on American Community Survey's 2019 five-year estimates, the median home value in the city of Humble was $122,900. Based on this figure, a typical homeowner in Humble can expect to pay about $6 more in taxes in FY 2021-22, than they did the fiscal year prior.


The new tax rate will go into effect Oct. 1 and will be applicable to the value of homes as of Jan. 1, 2021, Stuebe said.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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