Georgetown Purchasing Department

Finance & Purchasing Frequently Asked Questions

Property and Sales Tax Questions

What is the City's property tax rate?
The City’s FY2024 property tax rate is $0.374 per $100 of assessed valuation.
Is this my total tax rate?
No, the City is only one of several taxing authorities with overlapping jurisdiction for Georgetown residents. The combined tax rates for Georgetown residents includes City of Georgetown, Georgetown Independent School District, and Williamson County.

Does the City of Georgetown bill me for my property taxes?

No, the City has contracted with the Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector to collect property taxes on its behalf. For assistance with tax bills, please contact the tax assessor for City of Georgetown at 512-943-1601 or, or visit their website here.

How is the value of my property determined?
The Williamson Central Appraisal District is responsible for determining the value of all properties on the tax role. WCAD determines the value of a home by comparing the home to similar homes that have sold recently and determines the market value accordingly. For specific questions regarding your appraisal, you can contact WCAD by phone at 512-930-3787 or in person at 625 FM 1460 Georgetown, Texas 78626. For more information, please visit the WCAD website.
What Property Tax exemptions does the City grant?

The City grants the following exemptions:

  • Homestead – the greater of $5,000 or 5% of the homestead value.
  • 65 and over – $12,000*
  • Disabled Veteran – $40,000*

*Taxes are “frozen” at 2004 tax bill amount, or the year that the exemption is established.

How do I apply for exemptions?
Williamson Central Appraisal District
625 FM 1460
Georgetown, Texas 78626
When are property taxes due?
Property taxes are billed in October of each year. However, they do not become delinquent until Feb. 1 of the next year. For example, property taxes for the year 2023 will be billed in October 2023 and will become delinquent on Feb. 1, 2024.
What is the City’s sales tax rate?

The City receives 2 percent of the 8.25 percent sales and use taxes that are remitted by retailers within the City limits. Of this 2 percent amount that the City receives:

  • 1.000 percent is used for general operating purposes
  • 0.500 percent is used for transportation improvements through the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation (GTEC), the City’s 4B Economic Development Corporation, authorized in May 2001
  • 0.125 percent is for Georgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO), the City’s 4A Economic Development Corporation, approved in May 2005
  • 0.125 percent is for property tax relief, approved in May 2005
  • 0.250 percent is used for street maintenance, reauthorized in November 2022

Purchasing Questions

Where can I sign up to be notified of bid opportunities with the City of Georgetown?
You can register as a vendor on the Supplier Registration section of our Bid Information page.
How can I schedule a meeting with someone in the purchasing office?
Suppliers are requested to schedule an appointment to visit a member of the staff by calling 512-930-6685 or by emailing
What are your office hours?
The Purchasing Department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central standard time, Monday through Friday. The City of Georgetown Holiday Schedule can be found here.
Where can I find a list of the City of Georgetown bids and the dates that they are bid?
The most current list of bids can be found on the Current Bid Opportunities section of our Bid Information Page.
Where is the City of Georgetown warehouse and what are the receiving hours?
The City’s warehouse is located at the Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave., which is on the corner of Leander Road (Hwy. 1460) and Industrial Avenue. The receiving hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Where does the City of Georgetown advertise their bids?
The City of Georgetown is required by statute to advertise two times within a two week period in the local newspaper, which is the Williamson County Sun. For greater coverage, we will occasionally advertise in the Austin American Statesman. The most current list of bids can also be found on the Current Bid Opportunities section of our Bid Information Page.
Does the city award contracts to HUBs or other certified firms?
The City of Georgetown seeks participation from Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) for most purchases over $3,000. Information about the HUB program can be found on the State of Texas Comptroller’s website.
Where can I find information about surplus auctions for the City of Georgetown?
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