Financial Information

Assessed Property Values: $4.1 billion
2016 - 2017 Municipal Budget: $193.8 million

Property Tax Rates


  • City of San Marcos: $0.5302/ $100 valuation
  • Hays CISD: $1.4613/ $100 valuation
  • Hays County: $0.4251/ $100 valuation
  • San Marcos CISD: $1.3500/ $100 valuation

Other Taxes


  • City Sales Tax Rate: 1.5% (With county and state tax, total is 8.25%)
  • City Hotel / Motel Room Tax Rate: 9% (with state tax, total is 15%)

Tax Base


  • 2015 Average Home Tax Value: $152,717
  • Taxable property base valuation (2016 tax year): $4.1 billion.
  • Taxable valuation for new improvements (2016 tax year): $200.4 million