Sales Taxes

Sales taxes are collected on the sale of all tangible personal property or taxable services. The city sales tax is levied on a local option basis. The City of Rowlett has a 2% local sales tax rate. One percent (1%) of the city sales tax goes directly to the City General Fund, while the other 1% goes to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts collects the city sales tax along with the state sales tax, then remits collections to Rowlett quarterly after deducting a collection fee. It has become a growing portion of tax revenue for our City as our business community has grown. Rowlett’s total sales tax rate is 8.25% as outlined below.

The sales taxes collected within the City of Rowlett are:

City Sales Tax
DART $0.0100
State Sales Tax
Total $0.0825

The Hotel/Motel tax is a type of sales tax. The total Hotel/Motel tax rate in Rowlett is 13%, with a local tax rate of 7% as outlined below.

State Hotel/Motel Tax
City of Rowlett Hotel/Motel Tax
Total 13%