How is city property tax revenue spent?



Your city taxes fund the services and infrastructure you depend on every day, such as good roads and the police, fire and emergency medical services that respond in a crisis and keep our community safe. These funds also provide for innovative library programs that encourage life-long learning, as well as superior park and recreation amenities that promote active lifestyles and provide beautiful green space for recreation and play. In 2018, the average NRH homeowner paid $1,076 in property taxes to the city. The following chart shows how the tax payment was distributed to provide city services. 


City Service2018 Annual MonthlyPercent
Public Safety$  539.38$44.9550.13%
Public Works (Streets)$  227.75$18.9821.17%
City Facilities$  151.07$12.5914.04%
Library $    55.08$  4.59  5.12%
Neighborhood Services$    46.20$  3.85  4.29%
Parks$    43.08$  3.59  4.00%
General Government*$    13.44$  1.12  1.25%
Total$1,076.00$89.67100.00%

* General Government includes financial management, information technology, planning, communications and other administrative services.


Property taxes make up about 36% of the city's General Fund revenue, with sales tax contributing about 22%. Franchise fees, permits, fines, charges for service, grants and other sources also help fund the city's daily operations. 

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1. What is the city's property tax rate?
2. How is city property tax revenue spent?
3. How much will the average NRH homeowner pay in city property tax this year?
4. How does the average tax bill compare to last year?
5. My property value is more or less than the average. How do I calculate my city tax bill?
6. When are public hearings held on the budget and tax rate?
7. How does the adopted tax rate compare to the effective and rollback rates?
8. How much additional property tax revenue will the city collect this year, compared to last year?
9. What would be the result if NRH's property tax rate were reduced further?
10. How do my City property taxes compare to other taxes I pay?
11. Why does my property value increase every year?
12. Why do some other nearby cities have a lower property tax rate?
13. How are the homestead and senior exemptions applied/calculated?
14. How is the senior / disabled tax ceiling applied?