Tax Rates

Ad Valorem (Property Tax)
The tax rate for the City of Horseshoe Bay for the current year is $0.2600 cents per $100 assessed value. Property taxes are billed in October and become delinquent after January 31st of the following year. Assessed values represent the appraised value less applicable exemptions authorized by the City Council.

At the tax rate of $0.2600 cents per $100 assessed value, a home valued at $100,000 will pay an estimated $260 in annual City property taxes, or $21.67 per month. Of that monthly amount, they will pay:

  • $4.69 for 24/7 police protection
  • $5.19 for 24/7 fire protection
  • $0.46 for animal control services
  • $2.18 for streets and maintenance services
  • $1.15 for building inspections and code enforcement
  • $4.66 for the general administration of the City

For property owners in Llano County:


The City of Horseshoe Bay contracts with Kris Fogelberg, Llano County Tax Assessor-Collector, to collect property taxes on its behalf. If you have questions about your tax bill please contact the Llano County Tax Office. Specific information pertaining to your property tax bill may be found on this site.

The Llano Central Appraisal District is responsible for determining the value of all properties on the tax roll. For specific questions about your property appraisal please contact the Llano Central Appraisal District.

For property owners in Burnet County:


The City of Horseshoe Bay contracts with Stan Hemphill, Chief Appraiser, to collect property taxes on its behalf. If you have questions about your tax bill please contact the Burnet Central Appraisal District. Specific information pertaining to your property tax bill may be found on this site.

The Burnet Central Appraisal District is responsible for determining the value of all properties on the tax roll. For specific questions about your property appraisal please contact the Burnet Central Appraisal District.

Property Tax Exemptions for Homeowners

If you are a full-time resident of Horseshoe Bay, you may qualify for a 20% homestead exemption on your city property tax bill. A homestead exemption helps you save on taxes on your home. An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay city taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000.

For more information about homestead exemptions or any other exemptions you may be eligible for, or to complete an application for an exemption, please contact your county’s appraisal district. For Burnet County residents, please visit www.burnet-cad.org or call (512) 756-8291. For Llano County residents, please visit www.llanocad.net or call (325) 247-3065.

​Sales Tax

The sales and use tax rate for the City of Horseshoe Bay is 8.00%. The State of Texas receives 6.25% and the City receives 1.75% of this tax. Of this 1.75%, 1.00% is used to support general operations of the City, 0.25% is used for maintenance and repairs of City streets, and 0.50% is used to decrease the local property tax rate.

For additional information about Sales and Use Tax, please visit the State Comptroller's website.

Hotel Occupancy Tax


The City of Horseshoe Bay does not collect a local hotel occupancy tax.

For additional information about Hotel Occupancy Tax, please visit the State Comptroller's website.