City Tax Rate

The State and City imposes a sales tax on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, as well as taxable services.
  1. Ad valorem taxes are imposed on every $100.00 of assessed property valuation.
  2. Sales tax on South Padre Island total 8.25%
  3. State and local Hotel/Motel taxes total 17%.
 
CITY SALES TAX
Tax Body
Tax Rate
State Sales Tax 6.25%
EDC 0.50%
City 1.50%
 

HOTEL/MOTEL TAX
State Tax
6%
CVB
8%
Beach Nourishment
0.5%
Venue Tax
2%
Cameron County
0.5%
 

PROPERTY TAX
Tax Rate
$0.315640 for each $100
Maintenance & Operations
$0.249640
Interest & Sinking
$0.066000

To view the property tax ordinance click here.

For city tax collection monthly reports, visit the Financial Reports section.

Residents of South Padre Island pay property tax to six separate taxing authorities.The following table is a historical representation of the tax rates assessed on real estate in South Padre Island:

2017 City Tax Rate