Property Tax

Each spring, homeowners in Coppell receive an estimated property tax bill from their county of residence.

Property Tax Bill Breakdown

When reviewing your property tax bill, notice that taxes are allocated among multiple local entities: the County, the City, and the Independent School District. The City of Coppell receives only a portion of your property taxes.

  • Approximately 23% is allocated to the City of Coppell
  • Approximately 24% is sent to the County (including the College and Hospital Districts)
  • The majority, approximately 53%, is earmarked for the School District

City Portion of Property Tax Bill

City Council voted to approve a fiscal year 2020-2021 budget (PDF) and tax rate of $0.5800 per $100 valuation. This tax rate was a decrease from the Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 tax rate and is below the no new revenue rate.

Property tax represents the largest percent of revenue source for the City of Coppell, and the City uses these funds to provide necessary community services. 

The City allocated its portion of the 2020 tax year property tax revenue as follows:

  • Public safety initiatives receive approximately 34% of the City’s property tax revenues.
  • General government programs receive approximately 21% of the City’s property tax revenues.
  • Culture and recreational initiatives receive approximately 15% of the City’s property tax revenues.
  • Public works programs receive approximately 13% of the City’s property tax revenues.
  • The remaining approximate 17% is allocated toward debt service.

County Portion of Property Tax Bill

Learn about Dallas County's use of property taxes.

Learn about Denton County's use of property taxes. 

Independent School District Portion of Property Tax Bill

Learn about Coppell ISD’s use of property taxes.

Tax Rate Definitions

Proposed rate: This rate is presented to City Council for approval. This is the rate that the City has determined will raise the necessary revenue to fund public safety, public works, and quality of life projects that residents desire. As a result of changes implemented by the State legislation, City Council now considers a maximum rate that is published in the Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate prior to considering the proposed rate for approval.

No New Revenue Rate: This rate is not presented to City Council for approval. This rate has historically been referred to as the effective rate. It is the property tax rate that the City would need to set to not generate any additional revenue from the same property over the previous year if the properties were taxed in both years.

Voter Approval Rate: This rate is not presented to City Council for approval. This is the tax rate at which City Council would need to call an election to allow for voter approval. Under Senate Bill 2 from the 2019 legislative session, an election must be called if the proposed tax rate generates more than a 3.5% increase in revenue from existing property.