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For ballot information, voter registration, or polling locations, please visit the main election page at coppelltx.gov/election.
The City of Coppell will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 asking voters whether or not to reauthorize a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of existing city streets and sidewalks for a period of 4 years.
In November 2007, Coppell voters originally authorized the collection of the one-quarter percent sales and use tax for street maintenance. In 2015, voters reauthorized the City to continue collection of the one-quarter percent sales and use tax.
Reauthorization of the sales tax collection will
NOT result in an
increase in the sales tax rate.
A majority of Coppell roadways were built prior to 1994. This sales and use tax will continue to provide a dedicated funding source for streets and sidewalks during the collection period. Since the inception of the one-quarter cent sales tax, more than $43 million dollars has been collected for this purpose.
Sales tax dollars funded an original inventory and condition survey and a 5-year update to that survey to ensure decisions are made with current and relevant data. This data is used to provide the city with a rating system helping to determine when, where and how street maintenance work should be performed.
Your sales tax rate will NOT change if the reauthorization is approved by voters. The current sales tax rate in Coppell is 8.25%. The City retains 2.0%. The remaining 6.25% goes to the State of Texas.
If the ballot measure passes, one-fourth of one percent sales tax will continue to fund the maintenance and repair of existing municipal streets and sidewalks.
Consider a household with an average income equivalent to $120,000 with taxable purchases roughly equaling $19,200. At the sales tax rate of 8.25%, approximately $1,200 would go to the State of Texas and $384 would go to the City of Coppell. Of that $384, $192 would go for general city operations, $96 would go for parks, $48 would go to the street maintenance program with the final $48 going to the crime control and prevention district. Currently, about 65% of the sales tax monies collected in Coppell is derived from non-Coppell residents, due in part to the successful economic development efforts established in the light industrial district.
The law states that the monies collected can only be used on maintenance and repair of the streets and sidewalks that exist at the time of election (Texas Tax Code – Section 327.008). The money cannot be used for the construction of NEW roadways. Sidewalks and alleys may be repaired if they are part of a qualifying street maintenance or repair effort as defined by Texas law. A variety of factors and data are considered when choosing which streets to schedule for maintenance including age, traffic volume and most importantly, current condition.
The collection of sales tax dedicated for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets and sidewalks will sunset in 2020 if voters do not reauthorize the collection. If reauthorized, collection of the one-quarter-cent sales tax dedicated for maintenance and repair will continue for a period of 4 years as allowed by state law.
*** For ballot information, voter registration, or polling locations, please visit the main election page at coppelltx.gov/election. ***
Nothing contained in this webpage should be construed to advocate “for” or “against” this Proposition. The information contained within this webpage is provided for informational purposes only. For more information, call the City Manager’s office at
972-304-3618 or email