Published on: Saturday, April 13, 2019 Public Notices

Public Hearings - April 24 | FY 2020 Budget and Constant Yield Tax Rate

On April 24, 2019, the City Council will hold two public hearings beginning at 7:30 PM in the Community Center Auditorium:

  • Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2020 Budget
  • Public Hearing on a Proposed Real Property Tax Increase (Constant Yield Tax Rate)

The City Council of the City of Takoma Park, Maryland proposes to increase real property taxes.
1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2019, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 0.59%, from $2,418,294,183 to $2,432,557,181.
2. If the City of Takoma Park maintains the current tax rate of $0.5291 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 0.59% resulting in $75,465 of new real property tax revenues.
3. In order to fully offset the effect of increasing assessments, the real property tax rate should be reduced to $0.5260, the constant yield tax rate.
4. The City is considering not reducing its real property tax rate enough to fully offset increasing assessments. The City proposes to adopt a real property tax rate of $0.5560 per $100 of assessment. This tax rate is 5.7% higher than the constant yield tax rate and will generate $729,768 in additional property tax revenues.
A public hearing on the proposed real property tax rate increase will be held at 7:30 pm on April 24, 2019 at the City of Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland.
The hearing is open to the public, and public testimony is encouraged.
Persons with questions regarding this hearing may call 301-891-7267 for further information.