Dedicated Sales Tax Reauthorization Election
In 2007, Flower Mound voters approved four one-quarter cent sales tax measures to help pay for a portion of park and recreation improvements, street maintenance, crime control, and fire control in Town. The vote raised Flower Mound’s sales tax rate to 8.25 percent, which is consistent with all of the Town’s surrounding localities and benchmark cities. Since the initial vote, Flower Mound residents have consistently voted to reauthorize the street maintenance, crime control, and fire control sales tax measures. The measure dedicating funds to park and recreation improvements was a one-time vote, and is not required to be reauthorized. This November, Flower Mound residents will vote on whether to continue dedicating one-fourth of one percent sales tax to fire control, one-fourth of one percent sales tax to crime control, and one-fourth of one percent sales tax to street maintenance and specific CIP projects. In fiscal year 2020-2021, these sales tax measures contributed approximately $3.4 million each to the Fire District, Crime District, Parks and Recreation Capital Projects Fund, and Street Reconstruction Fund. If voters choose to reauthorize all three measures, Flower Mound’s current sales tax rate of 8.25 percent will not increase. To learn more about the history of these sales tax measures in Flower Mound, visit www.flower-mound.com/dedicatedsalestax. To learn more about the three sales tax measures on the upcoming ballot, see the pages below:
- Crime Control Dedicated Sales Tax
- Fire Control Dedicated Sales Tax
- Street Maintenance Dedicated Sales Tax
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your precinct number and Election Day polling location, visit www.flower-mound.com/elections.
Flower Mound residents can vote early from Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Nov. 4. Early voting locations depend on the county you live in.
Flower Mound voters who live in Denton County can vote at any designated polling location in Denton County during the early voting period. On election day, polling locations for voters who live in Denton County will depend on their precinct number. Visit www.flower-mound.com/elections for a list of early voting and election day locations. To find your precinct number, visit www.votedenton.com.
Flower Mound voters who live in Tarrant County can vote at any designated polling location in Tarrant County during the early voting period and on election day. The closest polling location for Flower Mound voters who live in Tarrant County is the Grapevine Public Library at 1201 Municipal Way. For a list of early voting and election day locations, visit www.flower-mound.com/elections.
Sales Tax Collection
- The maximum combined sales tax rate in Texas is 8.25 percent.
- The State of Texas levies a sales tax of 6.25 percent.
- Municipalities may levy a sales tax of up to 2.0 percent for the general fund; or in the alternative, up to 1.0 percent for general fund and up to an additional 1.0 percent for dedicated purposes.
- Flower Mound's current rate is 8.25 percent.
- If all three dedicated sales tax measures are reauthorized, the sales tax rate in Flower Mound will remain 8.25 percent.
Resident/Non-Resident Sales Tax Comparison
Data from Placer.ai estimates that of the $29,028,388 in sales tax collections in Flower Mound in 2021, 61 percent was collected from Flower Mound residents, and 39 percent was collected from non-residents.
|Resident/Non-Resident Sales Tax Comparison|
|Total sales tax collected during 2021 by the Town of Flower Mound||$29,028,388|
|Estimated sales tax collections from sales to residents |
(61% of total collections)
|Estimated sales tax collections from sales to non-residents|
(39% of total collections)
Total Tax-Supported Debt
Flower Mound's total tax-supported debt, excluding the utility fund, has decreased by approximately $24.7 million since voters reauthorized the dedicated sales tax in 2011.
|Municipality||State Rate||General City Rate||Local Options||Transit Authority||Total Sales Tax Rate|
|North Richland Hills||6.25%||1.00%||1.00%||--||8.25%|