Property Taxes

Tax Rates

The property tax rate in Highland Park is $0.23 on each $100 of assessed valuation of all taxable property, real, personal, or mixed, located in the Town of Highland Park on the first day of January, and not exempted from taxation by the constitution and laws of the State of Texas. There is an optional 20% homestead exemption and a $50,000 over-65 exemption.

Value Assessment

Property values are established by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD). Please visit the DCAD website for more information. The Town of Highland Park assesses the Town’s ad valorem (property) tax under the rules set by the Texas State Property Board. It is the function of the Dallas Central Appraisal District to appraise all Dallas County property at market value. These values are then given to the respective taxing units for tax assessing.

Taxes Due

The Town of Highland Park annually sets the tax rate based on the city’s budgetary requirements and the taxable values established by the appraisal district. Property taxes are due October of each year and considered late February 1 of the following year. For information, please call 214-653-7811.


The Dallas County Tax Office bills and collects the property taxes assessed by the Town in conjunction with school property taxes. You can pay your property taxes online at the Dallas County website.