Jonathan Locke, CPA
Executive Director of Finance
802 N. 2nd Street, Building E
The property listed in the link above is presumed abandoned by the City of Killeen. Any person possessing a legal or beneficial interest in the property may obtain information concerning the amount of the property from the City of Killeen Finance Department at (254) 501-7730.
Code of Ordinances - Chapter 2
Art. III Finance
Art. IV Boards and Commissions
Art. IV Div 2 Arts Commission
Transparency by Texas Cities
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Ad Valorem Tax
The City levies ad valorem (property) taxes on land, buildings, and some business personal property within the City limits. This tax is used for two primary purposes:
Ad valorem taxes are levied based on taxable values as of January of each year. Taxes are billed in October of that same year, and become delinquent February 1 of the next year.
The current tax rate is $0.7498, consisting of $0.2269 for debt service and $0.5229 for operations.
The City levies a 1.50% sales and use tax on taxable transactions within the City limits. The total combined sales tax rate for Killeen is 8.25%, consisting of:
More details on sales tax and Killeen's historical sales tax collections can be found on the State Comptroller's website.
Franchise fees are paid by utility companies providing service within the City of Killeen, and are assessed as a percent of utility billings. This fee is sometimes called a tax, but it is actually a fee for the utility's use of public streets, alleys, rights-of-way and easements owned by the City of Killeen. Franchise fees are used to maintain and build City streets, roads, bridges, and alleyways. More information on franchise fees and rates can be found in the General Fund Section of the budget document.
Hotel Occupancy Tax
The City levies a 7% tax on rooms or space in hotels within the City of Killeen. In addition, the State of Texas levies a 6% hotel tax, making the combined rate 13%. By State law, revenues from the City's hotel tax must be used to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry in Killeen.