Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current and proposed Budget?

The City of Bedford's current General Fund budget is $37,140,826 and the proposed FY20-21 General Fund Budget is $38,008,988.

Define Adopted Tax Rate

It is the property tax rate approved by the governing body to fund operations for the upcoming year. The 19-20 Adopted Tax Rate is $0.569000.

Define No-New-Revenue Rate

It is the tax rate that would generate the same amount of property tax revenue as in the previous year with the same properties listed on both tax rolls. A standard rule of thumb suggests an inverse relationship between effective rate and taxable value. For example, if the taxable value INCREASES, the effective rate goes DOWN (and vice versa). The no-new-revenue rate for 20-21 is $0.562799.

Define Voter-Approval Rate

The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that the City may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate. The voter-approval rate for FY20-21 is $0.571968.

What tax rate is the City considering for the FY20-21 Budget?

Bedford is proposing a tax rate of $0.569000 per $100 valuation.  This is the maximum rate the City Council can consider.

How will this budget impact my taxes?

For the average residential homeowner, there is a potential 3.34% increase in your tax bill, which is an increase of $41.93 (annual total). To look at your specific tax impact, visit to search for your property.  Information on all taxing entities will be provided.

If I am over 65, how does this impact my taxes?

There is no impact, your taxes will REMAIN THE SAME.