Why does the Town of Parker collect so much property tax?

The Town receives many inquiries about property tax and, in particular, why the Town’s property tax is so high. While a small portion of the property tax paid by Parker residents does come to the Town to support the general fund and operations, the majority is distributed to many different governmental organizations.

For instance, on a home with an actual market value of $400,000, the Town receives only $75 in property tax each year, while other entities such as the Douglas County School District, Douglas County Government, the Parker Water and Sanitation District, and the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, among others, also receive a portion of the property tax collected.

View a detailed breakdown at www.ParkerOnline.org/PropertyTax or see the sample breakdown below:

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1. How is the Town of Parker planning for the future?
2. What is Parker doing to improve traffic congestion?
3. Why does the Town of Parker collect so much property tax?
4. Is all vacant land in Parker designated open space?
5. How can I find out what uses are planned for a specific piece of property in Parker?
6. Where can I learn about development happening in Parker?
7. What elements do the Town Council and Planning Commission look at when considering development projects?
8. Will changes be made to the look and feel of Parker Road from E-470 to 20-Mile Road to better fit with Parker's small town feel and to improve the first impression many people have of Parker?
9. Where can I learn more about Urban Renewal in Parker?
10. When will Rueter-Hess Reservoir be open to the public?
11. Can personal recreational equipment be used at for classes and activities at Rueter-Hess Reservoir?