Property Tax Value

The City of McKinney Provides Excellent Value for Your Tax Dollars

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Many taxpayers are surprised to learn that only 23 cents of every dollar paid in property taxes go to the City of McKinney to fund vital services like public safety, streets and parks. This chart shows how property tax dollars are distributed among the four taxing entities.

  • McKinney ISD - 65% or $5,452
  • City of McKinney - 23% or $1,900
  • Collin County - 8% or $633
  • Collin College - 4% or $337
 Dollar bill property tax split

Based on a total property tax bill of $8,322 assessed on an average McKinney home value of $415,259.

What Your Tax Dollars Get You

For each city service funded using property tax dollars, the City of McKinney delivers a big bang for your buck in comparison with the cost of everyday items.

Parks & Recreation

  • 2,883 acres of open spaces
  • 48 parks
  • 8 recreation facilities
  • 78 miles of hike and bike trails

 $11 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $329 monthly family gym membership

Parks & Rec


  • 2 libraries
  • 1 mobile outreach vehicle
  • 38,248 public computer sessions
  • 1,655,000+ items checked out
  • 1,365 library programs

$3 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $58 monthly internet service

McKinney Public Library System

Public Works

  • 1,163 streetlights
  • 101 traffic signals
  • 4,550 stop signs
  • 1,710 lane miles of streets
  • 967 miles of sidewalk

 $15 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $56 tank of gas

Public Works

Public Safety


  • 17,000+ fire unit responses annually
  • 11 fire stations
  • 8,100+ fire inspections annually
  • Community Health Program, commercial and residential fire and life safety self-inspection program and McTown Klownz Program


  • 75,000+ calls for police service annually
  • 85 neighborhood watch groups
  • Crime rate down 30% over the last 5 years (for all UCR crimes)
  • Victim services, K9, SWAT, School Resource Officers, Neighborhood Police Officers, Community Services Unit, Mounted Patrol, Forensic Investigations, Traffic Unit, summer teen camps, Police Explorers

 $72 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $85 monthly unlimited cellular service

Public Safety

*Amounts are based on operating costs and the annual city property tax bill of $1,900 assessed on an average McKinney home value of $415,259.