Notice of 2018 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate for City of Duncanville

A tax rate of $0.748447 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Duncanville. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of City of Duncanville proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of funding ongoing maintenance and operations of the City including police and fire protection, streets, parks, public library, and municipal buildings and facilities.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                       $0.748447 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE      $0.758447 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE                       $0.689904 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE                        $0.748940 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Duncanville from the same properties in both the 2017 tax year and the 2018 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Duncanville may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.


property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:
John R. Ames, PCC, CTA
Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector
1201 Elm Street, Suite 2600, Dallas TX 214.653.7811

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: August 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX 75116.
Second Hearing: September 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX 75116.

Participate in the 57th Duncanville Citizens Police Academy

The upcoming Citizens Police Academy begins on August 28 at 7 pm, and classes are Tuesday nights for 11 weeks.

This course is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Duncanville Police Department’s personnel and polices. The instruction is comprehensive covering diverse areas of the police department with officers, supervisors and personnel instructing each course. Examples of topics covered include: administration; training; S.W.A.T. Team; criminal investigations; DWI procedures; crime prevention; and more. Instruction includes lectures, demos, tours and hands-on training.

To participate, the minimum age required is 21, and you must live or work in Duncanville.

You can pick up an application at the Duncanville Police station or by clicking here.

For more information, contact Officer Doug Sisk at 972.780.5027 or


City of Duncanville to host Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2018

The City of Duncanville invites you to its annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4. The day will begin with a parade sponsored by the Duncanville Lions Club and will close with a host of evening festivities in Armstrong Park. Attendees will be able to enjoy LIVE music, delicious food from local vendors, bounce houses for the kids and fireworks! Admission is FREE and open to the public; however, wristbands are required for entry into the evening festivities.

Event Type: Parade
Price: Free to the public
Time: Independence Day Celebration Parade 9 am – 10 am
Place: The parade route will begin at Reed Middle School, 530 Freeman Street, turn right on Wheatland Road, right on Main Street, followed by a right on Freeman Street and continue back to Reed Middle School.
Special Info: To participate in the parade, please register with Duncanville Lions Club at Duncanville Lions Club, Parade Entry, PO Box 381055, Duncanville, TX 75138, or in person at one of the following locations: Chamber of Commerce, 300 E. Wheatland Road; Red Bird Bowling Lanes, 1114 S Main; or Ben Franklin Apothecary, 302 N Main.

Various closures will affect the Wheatland & Main Street area beginning at 7 am. For any questions regarding the parade, call Lions Parade Chairpersons Don McBurnett at 214-918-9981 or Kasey Cheshier at 972-298-1147.

Event Type: Family Activities, Concert & Fireworks Show
Price: Free to the public
Description: Local food vendors, bounce houses, live music and fireworks show.
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Place: Armstrong Park – 100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116

Special Info:
Wristbands will be required for entrance to the evening festivities.
 Wristbands are available upon request at the Duncanville Recreation Center (201 James Collins Blvd), while supplies last. Limit 5 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up. If quantities remain, wristbands will be available at the event.

  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to search upon entry.
  • The following items will not be permitted inside the park: alcohol, glass containers, tents, canopies, umbrellas (other than hand held), all animals other than service animals and fireworks.
  • ADA-accessible parking will be located in the parking lot west of City Hall (203 E Wheatland Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116).
  • Sponsors and vendors are invited to register with the Department of Parks & Recreation at 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 or by calling 972-780-5070.
  • Armstrong Park will be closed to the public in advance of the event, starting at 11:30PM on July 3. Normal park hours will resume following the event.

Event Type: Shuttle Service
Price: Free to the public
Description: Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer a free shuttle service to and from designated remote parking locations before, during and after the evening festivities. Remote parking will be available at Costco and Duncanville High School.
Time: 5 pm – End of Event
Place: Two shuttle routes will be available. A North route will pick up attendees from the Duncanville High School parking lot (900 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116) and drop off at Efurd Properties (202 S Santa Fe Trail, Duncanville, TX 75116). A South route will pick up from the Costco parking lot (250 W Hwy 67, Duncanville, TX 75137) and drop off at the former Duncanville ISD Administration building (802 S Main St, Duncanville, TX 75137).

Special Info: Guests must take the same shuttle route to return to their vehicle at the end of the evening that they took to get to the event.

MEDIA: All media are welcome at the park entrance near City Hall. (203 E Wheatland Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116). For further details regarding media coverage, please contact Cody Ann Bainter at 972-780-5043 or

FURTHER INFORMATION: For any questions regarding the Independence Day festivities, please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at 972-780-5070, or visit us at

2018 Fourth of July Parade Application/Information

Participate in the 2018 Fourth of July Parade sponsored by the Duncanville Lions Club! This year’s theme is “Spirit of Service,” and the parade will begin at 9 am with check-in at 7 am on Wednesday, July 4.

Entry deadline is Saturday, June 30 by 5 pm.

If you have any questions, contact the Lions Parade Chairpersons: Don McBurnett at 214.918.9981 or Kasey Cheshier at 972.298.1147.

Click here for a parade application and more information.

City Accepting Hotel Occupancy Grant Requests

The City of Duncanville is now accepting Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant requests until June 4, 2018. 

Hotel Occupancy Tax Grants are grants awarded to events significantly increasing overnight tourism in Duncanville. The multiday events must take place in Duncanville, and grant requests must meet all State of Texas requirements in order to be considered for funding.

For more information, please contact Jessica James Director of Economic Development at 972-780-4997 or For more information about the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation, click here.

Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Individuals interested in a rewarding career in Law Enforcement are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by 3 pm on June 15, to be eligible for the exam on June 23.

Click here to fill out an interest card.

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

A Town Hall Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 pm and will be held at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center (206 James Collins Boulevard). This public meeting offers citizens the opportunity to share input about the Budget and Capital Projects (Bond).