Board of Trustees approves 2023 property tax rates

Oct 3, 2023Amanda Fenwick
San Jacinto College News

PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved the 2023 tax rate for the College District during its regularly scheduled October meeting. The rate approved by the Board is 14.6195 cents per $100 valuation of taxable property located within the San Jacinto Community College District, which is approximately $0.009410 (6.1%) below the prior year’s rate. It is comprised of an assessment for maintenance and operations (9.9152 cents) and a separate debt service tax rate (4.7043 cents).  The total tax rate for 2022 was $0.155605. 

For calendar year 2023, the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the San Jacinto Community College District is $170,800.  The Board of Trustees approved an increase raising the homestead exemption from 1% to 5% in June 2023.  With the adoption by the governing body of this exemption increase and a tax rate of $0.146195 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $249.70.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.

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