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South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Property Taxes

Currently, the citizens of South Padre Island pay an effective tax rate of $2.013264 per $100 of assessed value.  This tax rate is comprised from a number of taxing entities and a breakdown is displayed in the table below.  The City's tax rate for South Padre Island is $0.254384 per $100 of assessed value which is the second lowest taxing city in Cameron County.

2013 Tax Rates for SPI Residents

South Texas ISD 0.049200
Laguna Madre Water District 0.080820
Texas Southmost College 0.162935
City of South Padre Island 0.254384
Cameron County 0.384291
Point Isabel ISD 1.081634


A comparison of tax rates from other cities in the county can be found in the table below.

City's Tax Rates in Cameron County

Rio Hondo 0.860600
Combes 0.811099
Indian Lake 0.800000
San Benito 0.728125
Los Fresnos 0.715000
La Feria 0.709317
Brownsville 0.700613
Primera 0.694624
Port Isabel 0.626327
Harlingen 0.588827
Santa Rosa 0.569529
Palm Valley 0.422541
Rancho Viejo 0.391934
Laguna Vista 0.339100
South Padre Island 0.254384
Bayview 0.250000


In addition, if you live in the City of South Padre Island you may qualify for additional exemptions.  A tax cap for residents of the City of South Padre Island that are 65 and older and/or disabled is available through the Cameron County Appraisal District.  For more information on exemptions and other related tax questions you may contact the Cameron County Appraisal District at: (956) 399-9322 or www.CameronCAD.org.