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Taxes in Friendswood

Local Telephone Numbers :
Galveston County Tax Office - 1-877-766-2284
      
(Collects all City taxes)
Friendswood Consolidated Tax Office - 281-482-1198
      (School District and Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District)

Clear Creek I.S.D.Tax Office - 281-284-0218

Galveston County Offices:  www.galcotax.com   email:  galcotax@galcotax.com
      174 Calder Drive,  League City
      Friendswood City Hall, Friendswood every Thursday and Friday (closed 1 hour for lunch)

(City of Friendswood and Galveston County)
Harris County Tax Office  - 713-368-2000
Galveston Central Appraisal District - 1-866-277-4725, 409-935-4319
Harris County Appraisal District  - 713-957-7800
Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District - 281-482-0404

 


 

Tax Year 2017
 

SALES TAX: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:
City Sales Tax Rate 2.0%
State Sales Tax Rate 6.25%
Total 8.25%



PROPERTY TAX: (Rates per $100.00 value)
Note for All Friendswood taxpayers
Friendswood is part of two counties, Galveston and Harris. Whether your business or residence is located in either county, the City tax rate is assessed at the same rate listed below (0.546). In order to calculate your total tax rate, if you are on the Galveston County portion of Friendswood, the following entities levy taxes: the City, Friendswood ISD, Galveston County, Galveston County Road & Flood, and Galveston Consolidated Drainage District tax.


If you are located in the Harris County portion of Friendswood, you would add: the City, Clear Creek ISD, and Harris County, Harris County Hospital District, Harris County Department of Education, Port of Houston, and Harris County Flood Control District.  Please be assured that although you will receive a tax statement from Galveston County, it is only because they collect the City of Friendswood property taxes.

City Tax---
City of Friendswood - $.546
Homestead Exemptions: 20% regular, with minimum of $5,000, $25,000 over 65 or Disabled, Tax Levy Freeze over 65 or Disabled 


Please be assured that although you will receive a tax statement from Galveston County, it is only because they collect the City of Friendswood property taxes.

School Tax---
Friendswood Independent School District - $1.387
Homestead Exemptions: $25,000 regular, $20,000 over 65 or Disabled
-or-

Clear Creek Independent School District - $1.40
Homestead Exemptions: 5% of appraised value + $25,000,with minimum of $5,000, $28,330 for over 65 or Disabled
 
County Tax-- 

Galveston County, County Road & Flood - $0.552000
Homestead Exemptions: 20% regular, with minimum of $5,000, $60,000 over 65 or Disabled
-or-

Harris County, County Hospital District, County Dept. of Education, Port of Houston- $0.606890
Homestead Exemptions: 20% regular, with minimum of $5,000, $160,000 over 65 or Disabled

Drainage District Tax--

Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District - $0.112000
Homestead Exemptions: $25,000 over 65 or Disabled


Harris County Flood Control District - $0.028290
Homestead Exemptions: 20% regular, with minimum of $5,000, $160,000 over 65 or Disabled

Note for Harris County Residents:
Property in the Harris County portion of the City of Friendswood is assessed by the Harris County Appraisal District.   All exemptions must be applied for at the appropriate county appraisal district.  Please be assured that although you will receive a tax statement from Galveston County, it is only because they collect the City of Friendswood property taxes.

 

Tax Rates for residents in Harris County:  
CCISD $ 1.400000
City $ 0.546000
Harris County, Hospital Dist., Dept of Ed., Port of Houston $ 0.606890
Harris County Flood Control District $0.028290
Total Rate   $2.581180

 

Tax Rates for residents residing in Galveston County:  
FISD $ 1.387000
City $ 0.546000
Galveston County, GC Road & Flood $ 0.552000
GCCDD $ 0.112000
Total Rate   $ 2.597000