Property Tax:

Throughout Texas, property taxes are levied on real and tangible (including inventory) personal property at the local level. All property is appraised at full market value and assessed by the local appraisal districts. The total tax rate is the sum of all local taxing jurisdictions/units including the county, city, and school districts.

Property tax rates in the City of Helotes are among the lowest in the San Antonio and Austin regions. A full breakdown of the property tax rate within the City of Helotes can be found in the table and information below.

JurisdictionProperty Tax Comparison (Per $100 Valuation)
City of Helotes0.316778
City of Leon Valley0.484739
City of San Antonio0.541610
City of Boerne0.451000
City of New Braunfels0.413935

State and Local Sales and Use Tax Rates

Throughout Texas, a sales and use tax is imposed on all retail sales, leases, and rental of most goods, and taxable services. The City of Helotes sales and use tax rate is 8.25%, in which the state collects 6.25%, the City collects 2%. There are many exceptions to the sales and use tax that can be found at  A full breakdown of the sales and use tax rate within the City of Helotes can be found in the table and information below.

JurisdictionSales and Use Tax Rate (%)
City of Helotes1.00%
Helotes EDC0.50%
Street Maint.0.25%
State of Texas6.25%
Total Sales and Use Tax Rate8.00%

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)

Pursuant to Section 82-4(b) of the Helotes Code of Ordinances, the City imposes a Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) on such properties as authorized by the Texas Tax Code. Property owners may report using the HOT Report Form.

This also applies to short-term rentals, which are residential properties available for rent for a period of 1 to 29 days. They are often facilitated by websites, such as or


Finance Director

Phone: 210-695-5915
Fax: 210-695-2123

12951 Bandera Road
Helotes, TX 78023

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