Revenue Neutral Rate

Where will the Public Hearings be held?

Each taxing entity is required to host a public hearing if they plan to utilize more property than the previous year. Click to see the list of public hearings for the current budget period.

What is Revenue Neutral?

Revenue neutral is when a taxing jurisdiction budgets the exact same amount of property tax revenue, in dollars, for the upcoming budget year as they did for the current year. 

For example:  If a taxing entity uses $1 million of property tax revenue in 2022, being revenue neutral means they plan to only use $1 million in 2023 as well. 

If a taxing jurisdiction plans to use more property tax revenue in the next budget year compared to the current year, even $1 more, they would exceed revenue neutral and need to hold a public hearing.

What is the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR)?

The revenue neutral rate is the mill levy rate to generate the exact the same amount of property tax revenue as the year before, using the current tax year's total assessed valuation.

Why are we letting you know about the taxpayer notification form?

Due to the new law in place to promote transparency, we want to help property owners understand the notification. The notification is sent to explain each jurisdiction's intent (or non-intent) to exceed revenue neutral (use more property revenues than the year before).

What do I need to do?

The mailed notice is not a bill; it is for information purposes only. No action is needed at this time. If you would like to attend a meeting to learn more, please refer to the list of public hearings.

Will my property taxes increase as much as my appraised value increased?

Property values are simply a reflection of property sales in the local real estate market and/or improvements or changes made to an individual property. When property values increase, that does not necessarily mean more property taxes will be assessed. In essence, the valuation of property determines each owner’s slice of the pie, but not the size of the pie.

Property taxes are determined by taxing entities such as local cities and counties, school districts, libraries, police, and fire departments when they determine yearly budgets.