The 2023 total tax rate is $0.413935 per $100 of valuation. The property tax rate is broken into two components: $0.208935 is for debt service payments and the remaining $0.2050 is for operations and maintenance allocated to the General Fund. The City partners with the Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector to collect ad valorem property taxes.
The total sales and use tax for the City is 8.25%. The City of New Braunfels receives 1.5% of this tax. The proceeds from the City's portion of this tax are split with 1.125% (1 and 1/8 cent) to support the General Fund of the City and 0.375% (3/8 cent) to provide funds for infrastructure improvements and economic development, which is governed by the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation designed to make infrastructure improvements to attract economic activity to the community (established pursuant to Section 4B of the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979).
The State of Texas Comptroller's page provides a complete history of sales tax collections for the City of New Braunfels.