Property Taxes

Currently, the citizens of South Padre Island pay an effective tax rate of $2.001669 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 $0.313740 per $100 of assessed value which is the second-lowest taxing city in Cameron County.

2021 Tax Rates for SPI Residents

South Texas ISD 0.049200
Laguna Madre Water District 0.038201
Texas Southmost College 0.154635
City of South Padre Island 0.313740
Cameron County 0.436893
Point Isabel ISD 1.009000

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 0.812207
Combes 0.760000
Indian Lake 0.765000
San Benito 0.728125
Los Fresnos 0.715000
La Feria 0.760000
Brownsville 0.697113
Primera 0.685004
Port Isabel 0.697908
Harlingen 0.619849
Santa Rosa 0.736092
Palm Valley 0.515463
Rancho Viejo 0.450000
Laguna Vista 0.404124
South Padre Island 0.313740
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 is 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