Wichita County Raises Property Tax Rate

Wichita County, Texas - Property owners in Wichita County will be paying more on their taxes this year.

On Monday, Wichita County Commissioners had their final public hearing on the tax rate, and then they voted to adopt it.

The new rate is 55 cents, making it the highest the county has seen in the last ten years

Officials say for homes valued at $100,000, residents will see an increase of about $50 a year.

This is the first time commissioners have raised the tax rate in two years.