Dedicated Sales Tax History

In January of 2007, the Flower Mound Town Council approved a resolution creating the Revenue Options Committee (ROC) to review and evaluate new or increased revenue sources. The appointed six-member group met seven times beginning in February of 2007 and made final recommendations to the Town Council in May of 2007. The ROC recommended Town Council call an election to consider four one-quarter cent sales tax measures for parks and recreation, street maintenance, crime control, and fire control. 

On Nov. 6, 2007, Flower Mound voters approved all four sales tax measures, raising Flower Mound's sales tax to its current rate of 8.25 percent, which is consistent with all of the Town's surrounding localities and benchmark cities. Approved reauthorization votes for street maintenance, crime control, and fire control since the initial vote in 2007, have not raised Flower Mound's sales tax rate higher than 8.25 percent. If all three of the tax measures are approved again in 2022, Flower Mound's sales tax rate will remain the same. To learn more about the upcoming November 2022 election, please visit www.flower-mound.com/dstre2022

Parks and Recreation

The one-fourth of one percent sales tax dedicated for park and recreation improvements may fund projects such as amphitheaters, arboretum, community garden, irrigation, meeting facilities, multi-purpose and equestrian trail expansion and trailheads, museum, natural amenities like ponds and wildflower plantings, new park development, new park equipment, parking improvements, pavilion, playground equipment replacement, practice field improvements, and sports fields. The vote on this sales tax measure was a one-time vote, and is not required to be reauthorized. 

Street Maintenance

The one-fourth of one percent sales tax dedicated to street maintenance and reconstruction of existing Town streets was first approved in 2007. The measure had a four-year initial election term with the ability for renewal with subsequent elections. Since the initial vote, Flower Mound residents voted to reauthorize this measure every four years, including in 2011, 2015, and 2019. The street maintenance sales tax measure is not set to expire until March 2024. However, there is significant financial savings in holding this election in conjunction with the crime and fire control measures in November 2022, as opposed to November 2023.

Crime Control and Prevention District

The one-fourth of one percent sales tax dedicated to crime control and prevention was first approved by voters in 2007. The measure had a four-year initial election term with the ability for renewal with subsequent elections. Per Local Government Code Sections 363 and 344, the Town can opt to increase the reauthorization period to five, 10, 15, or 20 years. When voters reauthorized the crime control sales tax measure in 2011, they approved a 10-year term limit. In the upcoming November 2022 election, voters will choose whether to reauthorize the measure for a 20-year term.

Fire Control, Prevention, and EMS District

The one-fourth of one percent sales tax dedicated to fire control, prevention, and EMS was first approved by voters in 2007. The measure had a four-year initial election term with the ability for renewal with subsequent elections. Per Local Government Code Sections 363 and 344, the Town can opt to increase the reauthorization period to five, 10, 15, or 20 years. When voters reauthorized the fire control sales tax measure in 2011, they approved a 10-year term limit. In the upcoming November 2022 election, voters will choose whether to reauthorize the measure for a 20-year term.

To learn more about the upcoming November 2022 election, please visit www.flower-mound.com/dstre2022.