Property Tax

2014 Tax Rate Information
 Taxing Entity  Tax Rate Per $100 Assessed Value
 County - Dallas  0.6639
 City of Mesquite  0.6400
 Mesquite ISD  1.4100
 Total Tax Rate  2.7139

Exemptions
 Taxing Entity  Exemption Amount
 City of Mesquite *Citizens over 65 - $65,000
*Disabled Person - $15,000
**Disabled Veterans
 Mesquite ISD  General Homestead - $15,000
*Citizens over 65 - $25,000
*Disabled Person - $10,000
**Disabled Veterans

*When you receive an over-65 or disabled person exemption , you also receive a "tax ceiling" for your total city and school taxes. The ceiling is set at the amount of taxes you pay in the year that you qualify for the over-65 or disabled person homeowner exemption. The city and school taxes will not increase above the "tax ceiling" amount as long as you own and live in that home unless you improve your home (other than by normal repairs an maintenance). For example, if you add a garage or a room to your home, your tax ceiling can rise. It will also change if you move to a new home.

**Exact exemption amounts vary based on the disability percentage. For more information contact the Dallas Central Appraisal District.

The Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) approves all exemptions according to the Texas Property Tax Code. Exemption forms must be requested through the DCAD. You may print the exemption form online by retrieving your property account at Dallas Central Appraisal District. The forms cannot be obtained at the city’s Tax Office.

Who To Contact
 Contact  Contact Information
 Appraisal & Exemption Information Dallas Central Appraisal District
2949 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247-6195
214-631-0520
 Tax Information - City & Mesquite ISD Mesquite Tax Office
P.O. Box 850267
Mesquite, TX 75185-0267
972-216-6204
 Delinquent Taxes Schuerenberg & Grimes Attorneys at Law
120 West Main, Suite 201
Mesquite, TX 75149
972-289-0825

For addition information concerning taxpayers rights and responsibilities, appraisal district information, to search appraisal roll data or general property tax information visit Dallas Central Appraisal District.