Property Tax
Taxing Entity* Tax Rate / Per $100**
City of Lockhart .726
Caldwell County .7752
Lockhart ISD 1.33236
Plum Creek Consrv .0.0230
Plum Creek U.G. .0214
*Not all taxes would apply. Depends on location of business or home
**All Property is Assessed @ 100% Valuation
Sales Tax
City County State
1.5 % 0.5 % 6.25 %

2013 Tax Rates PDF

Triple Freeport Tax Exemption

Texas communities tax business inventory at the same rate as land, buildings and equipment. However, some cities, like Lockhart, grant the Triple Freeport Exemption from all three taxing entities, the City of Lockhart, Caldwell County and the Lockhart Independent School District.

The exemption covers tangible goods, excluding services and petroleum products, which are detained in the state for purposes of assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing, or fabricating by the person who acquired or imported the property. To qualify for the exemption, the goods must be transported out of state no later than 175 days after the date the owner acquired or imported the property.

The owner must file an application with the Chief Appraiser by April 30 of each year the exemption is sought. The Caldwell County Appraisal District provides information and the application for Freeport Exemptions.