In December 2009, the Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program to recognize local governments across Texas that strive to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The Comptroller highlights local governments that open their books to the public, providing clear, consistent pictures of spending and sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information. In an effort to achieve these same goals, the City of Dayton has created this page. Please contact the Finance Department for any missing links or information that may be unclear to the viewer.
The tax rate for the City of Dayton for the current year (beginning Oct 1, 2020) is $0.7060 cents per $100 assessed value. Property taxes are billed in October and become delinquent after January 31st the following year. Assessed values represent the appraised value less applicable exemptions authorized by the City Council.
The City of Dayton contracts with the Liberty County Tax Assessor-Collector, to collect property taxes on its behalf. If you have questions about your tax bill you may contact the Tax Office at www.co.liberty.tx.us. Specific information pertaining to your property tax bill may be found on this site.
The Liberty Central Appraisal District is responsible for determining the value of all properties on the tax roll. For specific questions about your property appraisal, you may contact the Appraisal District at www.libertycad.com.
NOTICE OF ADOPTED 2020 TAX RATE
City of Dayton, Texas ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. ADOPTED TAX RATE (CURRENT YEAR and last)
Formula: Home Assessed Value ($) ÷ $100 × $0.7060 = Tax Amount Owed 2020 $0.7060 per $100 of appraised valuation - Current Year 2019 $0.6645 per $100 of appraised valuation - Last Year
LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEBT REPORTING Debt Obligation Reporting under Local Government Code, Section 140.008 New - In 2019, the 86th Legislature passed House Bill 3001 which removes duplicative reporting requirements by updating Local Government Code §140.008. Starting on September 1, 2019, special purpose districts, as described by Government Code §403.0241(b), that annually submit the Special Purpose District Financial and Tax Report to the Comptroller no longer have to also submit the Local Government Debt Report. Overview The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code §140.008, political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, certain special purpose districts, and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year and either: report it to the Comptroller of Public Accounts for posting or, alternatively, post the information on their own websites.