How is the City's property tax rate determined?

In keeping with our core values of fiscal responsibility and innovation, we run a lean machine in Cedar Park! Each year, our City Council looks at the City's expenses, reviews the prior year's tax rate, examines ratified property values, sets a budget and determines the rate that will bring in the amount needed to cover those expenses. Keep in mind: the City portion accounts for only about 18% of your overall property tax bill. The rest goes to other taxing entities such as the school district, county, community college district and health district.

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1. What is “ad valorem?”
2. How is the City's property tax rate determined?
3. How is property tax collected?
4. How is tax revenue used by the City?
5. What is a Fiscal Year and when does it begin?
6. How is my property value determined?