Frequently Asked Questions

Do I live inside city limits?

Map of Forney city limit :

The City of Forney encompasses 14.35 square miles and has 26 square miles in extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), but what is an ETJ? The ETJ is defined as “the unincorporated area that is contiguous to the corporate boundaries of the municipality” and serves as a designated buffer area located outside of the city limits. 

What are the current tax rates?

Where do all my taxes go?

If you are a homeowner in Kaufman County, you can search your address at

Scroll down and you will be able to view all property taxing jurisdictions your property is located in.

What roads are controlled by the city?

While the City Streets Department within Public Works performs maintenance on over 100 miles of streets within the city, the interstate and farm to market roads (FM) are the responsibility of the State. These State roadways include U.S. Highway 80, FM 460, FM 741, FM 740 to just name a few. We are in constant contact with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on how the city can speed up some of the road expansions that they have planned for our area including Highway 80, FM 548 and FM 1641. The best way for project updates is through the TxDOT project tracker at

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