Property Taxes

Property tax is appraised on January 1 of each year. The tax appraisal covers the calendar year. Property in Cleburne is appraised by the Johnson County Central Appraisal District. You can inquiry on the Appraisal District website. The executive director / chief appraiser is Jim Hudspeth.
  • Johnson County Central Appraisal District
    109 N. Main
    Cleburne, TX 76033
    Ph: 817-645-3986
    Metro: 817-558-8100
    Fx: 817-645-3105
The City of Cleburne’s council sets the property tax rate, along with the budget, in September. The tax rate is comprised of two elements, maintenance / operation, and debt. View the Johnson County Central Appraisal District web site to see some of the rates for other taxing entities in our County.

Sales Tax

The City’s Sales Tax rate is 8.25%. It is broken down between the State of Texas’s sales tax rate (6.25%) and the City of Cleburne’s sales tax rate (2%, or 1% to the City, 0.5% to the 4A Corporation and 0.5% to the 4B Corporation).

Revenue collected from the city sales tax is used in the General Fund. The General Fund is that fund used to account for all general revenues of the city not specifically levied or collected for other city funds and for the expenditures relating to the rendering of general services by the city. Some of the departments include police, fire, streets, parks, library, sanitation, and general government. Revenue collected from the 4A Corporation will be used to repay voter approved General Obligation bonds sold to construct the Depot at Cleburne Station, a minor league professional baseball stadium. Revenue collected from the 4B Corporation is used for quality of life projects such as Sports Complex, Splash Station, Parks, Booker T. Washington Recreation Center, Conference Center, and museums.