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CAPTAIN (COMPANY OFFICER)

Annual Pay $68,377 to $71,416

Interviews Now Being Scheduled

 

ENGINEER (DRIVER)

 Annual Pay $60,780 - $64,000

Interviews Now Being Scheduled

 

FIREFIGHTER 

Annual Pay $51,660 to $56,220 

Testing September 29, 2021

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON TAX INCREASE

A tax rate of $0.0500 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12.

 

PROPOSED TAX RATE

$0.0500 per $100

 

NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE

$0.0498 per $100

 

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE

$0.0515 per $100


The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Harris County  Emergency Service District No. 12 from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax year.

The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 may adopt without holding an election to       seek voter approval of the rate.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 is             proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 21, 2021 AT 6:00 PM AT 911 Hollywood St., Houston, TX 77015.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the Board of Directors of Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

 

FOR the proposal:

William B. Anders

David W. Proctor

 

Larry Helgesen

Frank Staley

 

Bryan Clements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGAINST the proposal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT and not voting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 this year.

 

2020

2021

Change

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

$0.0500

$0.0500

increase of 0.0000, or 0.00%

Average homestead taxable value

$145,124

$158,775

increase of 13,651, or 9.41%

Tax on average homestead

$72.56

$79.39

increase of 6.83, or 9.41%

Total tax levy on all properties

$1,739,980

$1,751,386

increase of 11,406, or 0.66%

 

 

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12 at 713-274-8000 or tax.office@hctx.net, or visit www.hctax.net for more information.

 

             Notice About 2021 Tax Rates

Property Tax Rates in Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12
This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for Harris County Emergency Service District No. 12. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year's tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

 

This year's no-new-revenue tax rate:

$0.0498/$100

This year's voter-approval tax rate:

$0.0515/$100


To see the full calculations, please visit for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet.

 

Unencumbered Fund Balance
The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

Type of Fund

Balance

Unencumbered Fund

8,180,000



Current Year Debt Service
The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

Description of Debt

Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

Other Amounts to be Paid

Total Payment

 

0

0

0

0

 

  Total required for 2021 debt service

$0

- Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds

$0

- Amount (if any) paid from other resources

$0

- Excess collections last year

$0

= Total to be paid from taxes in 2021

$0

+ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 97.66% of its taxes in 2021

$0

= Total debt levy

$0

 

 

 

This notice contains a summary of actual no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, on August 6, 2021.

 

 

WELCOME 

The Department provides Fire Protection, Rescue, and Medical First Responder services to an unincorporated area located on the east side of Harris County.

The Department operates from two stations that protect approximately 45,000 residents located within a 12 square mile response district.

The response district contains commercial, educational, industrial, marine, multi-family, and one-family occupancies. The district also contains sections of Interstate 10, the Sam Houston Toll Road, and several railroads.

The Department has a Career Staff consisting of 4 Administrative Staff personnel and 33 Fire Operations personnel. The Department strives to maintain a minimum level of 9 firefighters (1-Battalion Chief; 2-Captains [Company Officers]; 2 Engineers [Drivers]; and 4 Firefighters ) on duty 24 hours-a-day, everyday.

The Department has an Insurance Service Office - Public Protection Classification (PPC) of 4 in all areas of the response district, resulting in lower fire insurance costs to property owners.

An older two square mile part of the Department's response district contains the third most densely populated area within Harris County (6,637 persons per square mile - 2010 Census).

The Department is operated by Harris County Emergency Services District 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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