How are my property taxes calculated?
The market and taxable values of a property are determined by the Dallas and Ellis Central Appraisal Districts. They provide each taxing entity (cities, school districts, the county and special districts) a certified appraisal roll. Each taxing entity utilizes the certified appraisal roll to determine the tax rate required to meet their budgetary needs. Each taxing entity adopts a tax rate following the procedures mandated by the Truth-in-Taxation laws applicable to the entity. These tax rates are provided to the Dallas County Tax Office for billing and collection. The Dallas County Tax Office issues a consolidated bill for the taxes due for Dallas County properties and an individual bill for the City of Cedar Hill for Ellis County properties.

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1. Who establishes the taxable value of my property?
2. Where can I pay my taxes?
3. How are my property taxes calculated?
4. How can I obtain a copy of the City of Cedar Hill budget?