Financial Information


2018-2019 Municipal Budget: $229.3 million

Property Tax Rates


  • City of San Marcos: $0.6139/ $100 valuation
  • Hays CISD: $1.5377/ $100 valuation
  • Hays County: $0.3899/ $100 valuation
  • San Marcos CISD: $1.4141/ $100 valuation

Other Taxes


  • City Sales Tax Rate: 1.5% (With county and state tax, total is 8.25%)
  • City Hotel / Motel Room Tax Rate: 9% (with state tax, total is 15%)

Tax Base


  • 2018 Average Home Tax Value: $183,527
  • Taxable property base valuation: $5.1 billion.
  • Taxable valuation for new improvements: $560.2 million