Property Tax Value

 Dollar bill property tax splitThe City of McKinney Provides Excellent Value for Your Tax Dollars

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Many taxpayers are surprised to learn that only 22 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 - 67% or $5,442
  • City of McKinney - 22% or $1797
  • Collin County - 8% or $619
  • Collin College - 3% or $278


Based on a total property tax bill of $8,136 assessed on an average McKinney home value of $342,263.


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

  • 2,500 acres of open spaces
  • 40 parks
  • 6 recreation facilities
  • 66 miles of hike and bike trails

$10 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $50 monthly gym membership

Parks & Rec

Library

  • 2 libraries
  • 230,000+ items in collection
  • 1 mobile outreach vehicle
  • 200 monthly programs
  • 4,400 average monthly session on online databases and resources

$4  Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $13 monthly Amazon Prime membership

McKinney Public Library System

Public Works

  • 775 streetlights
  • 88 traffic signals
  • 3,200 stop signs
  • 1,600 lane miles of streets



$12 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $40 tank of gas

Public Works

Public Safety

Fire

  • 15,000 fire unit responses annually
  • 9 fire stations
  • 7,796 fire inspections annually
  • Community Health Program, commercial and residential fire and life safety self-inspection program and McTown Klownz Program

Police

  • 76,000+ calls for police service annually
  • 90 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, Mounted Patrol, Forensic Investigations, Traffic Unit, summer teen camps, Police Explorers

$69 Monthly amount per household

Compare to: $80 monthly mobile phone service

Public Safety

Amounts are based on operating costs and the annual city property tax bill of $1,797 assessed on an average McKinney home value of $342,263.