A Special Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of Helotes, Texas, the question of increasing the local sales and use tax rate by 0.25% (“quarter-cent”). This question was on the ballot as Proposition A. The increase would change the existing sales and use tax rate from 1.00% to 1.25%.
The official election results were canvassed by City Council on Tuesday, November 18, 2022. The votes reflect that Proposition A passed. To view the official canvass, click here.
Sales Tax Special Election FAQ
The City of Helotes currently has 0.25% (quarter-cent) of local sales and use tax capacity available. Increases in the local sales and use tax rate can be adopted in one-eighth of one-cent increments. The purpose of the following FAQ section is to provide factual information on the sales and use tax special election.
City of Helotes hosted a Town Hall meeting on October 20, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers. The purpose of the Town Hall was to provide more information on the upcoming Sales Tax Special Election. The Town Hall was open to the public and was live-streamed on the City’s YouTube channel.
We invited the community to participate by sharing their questions about the Sales Tax Special Election. The City attempted to answer all the questions at the Town Hall, however, priority was given to Helotes residents/land owners. The closing date to submit a question for the Town Hall was at noon on October 19, 2022. If you would still like to submit a question, please click the button below to fill out the Town Hall Question Card.
To view the Town Hall recording, click here.