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.
Property values are established by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD). Please visit the DCAD website for more information, or view their presentation about the assessment process. 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.
Protesting Your Property Value Assessment
Property owners have until May 22, 2023, to file a protest for assessed property value. Protests can be made if the proposed value is too high, if the property's value is unequally compared with other property in the Appraisal District, the Chief Appraiser denied your exemption, the appraisal records show an incorrect owner, the property is being taxed by the wrong taxing units, or the Appraisal District or Appraisal Review Board (ARB) too other actions that affect your property.
Protests to the ARB can be filed by electronic communication via the DCAD website using the Online Protest Program, uFile, or in written form. The ARB will not accept protest filings by facsimile or e-mail submissions. The uFile Online Protest can be accessed through your account via www.dallascad.org by selecting uFile Online Protest. You may request your individual PIN # through the uFile system for easy access. The Appraisal District has forms for protesting, but an official form is not necessary. Any written notice of protest will be acceptable as long as it identifies the owner, the property that is the subject of the protest and indicates apparent dissatisfaction with an action or decision taken by the Appraisal District. Please identify the property in question (property address/account number); state the nature of the protest (i.e., market value); and it is helpful to attach any applicable documentation that should be reviewed or considered by the ARB. For more information, please visit the DCAD's FAQ page for protesting assessed value, or download the DCAD Protest Process pdf.
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.