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City Government

Terrell America

Founded in 1873, the City of Terrell is the principal commercial center of Kaufman County. Terrell is located in the north-central section of Texas. It is 25 miles east of Dallas at the junction of Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 80. A new 19 mile section of I-20 was completed in 1990 that merges with the original alignment of I-20 a the Rosehill interchange in Terrell and intersects with I-635 near U.S. 175. The proximity of two major interstate routes provides excellent East-West access and is only 15 miles along SH 205 from I-30. Terrell's excellent transportation system makes it easy to get to the Metroplex, affording our citizens the amenities of Dallas while enjoying the small town atmosphere to live and raise a family.

Terrell was incorporated in 1875 and now operates under a home rule charter with a city manager form of government. The present city government complex was constructed in 1978 and contains most city departments, including the police and fire departments. The city has a Planning and Zoning Board and a Comprehensive Urban Development Plan that provides growth direction.

  • Grants
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Tax Abatement/Triple Freeport
  • Texas Capital Fund
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Job Training under the Skills Development Fund

Financial Status

  • Town Bond Rating Aaa
  • Total 2012 appraised value: $567,565,274
  • Tax Structure (per $100 valuation)
  • Town: $0.679300
  • Terrell ISD: $1.46
  • College: $0.1036
  • County: $0.5762
  • ESD: $0.0900
  • Total: $2.9091
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