The ESD No. 3 as a tax-collecting entity is required to set a yearly ad valorem tax rate on all property within the area of the ESD No. 3. It is through this tax collection that the ESD No. 3 funds its operations. The tax rate must be adopted by the Board of Commissioners no later than September 30th of each year. The ESD No. 3 posts and/or publishes notices to the public as required by law of any proposed tax rate, public hearings, and meetings regarding the tax rate.
In general, emergency service districts created under current law in the State of Texas have a cap of $0.10 per every $100 of property value on the tax rate that they can adopt. In addition, in some counties, the emergency districts also collect a sales tax.
The ESD No. 3 does not collect a sales tax. In addition, because the ESD No. 3 was originally created by the voters as a "Rural Fire Prevention Districts" operating under constitutional provisions existing at the time and was later converted by the Texas Legislature into an "Emergency Service District", the ESD No. 3's tax rate is capped at a maximum of $0.03 which was the cap for rural fire prevention districts before they were converted by the Legislature. Accordingly, unless approved by the voters through a tax rate election, the ESD No. 3 is capped to operating with a maximum tax rate of $0.03 while other ESDs created under current law are operating with a maximum cap of $0.10 per $100 of property valuation. Nonetheless, in keeping with its mission of being good fiduciary stewards of your tax dollars, the ESD No. 3 Board of Commissioners has not only been able to meet the entity's mission but has also at the same time steadily reduced the tax rate for the ESD No. 3 from being at its cap of $0.03 in 2016 down to $0.0177 for tax year 2022.
The tax rate adopted and levied for every $100 of property valuation for the ESD No. 3 for tax year 2022 is:
$0.0177 for the purpose of maintenance and operations.
$ -0- for the payment of principal and interest on debt of the Emergency Services District.
For a total tax rate of $0.0177 per $100 of property valuation
Adopted the 15th day of September, 2022.
THE HIDALGO COUNTY ESD NO. 3 HAS ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE
The Hidalgo County Tax Office collects property taxes on behalf of the ESD No.3. To learn more tax rate information from the Hidalgo County Tax Office you can click on the button below.
The Hidalgo County Appraisal District provides the property valuations on property within the area of the ESD No. 3 that are used to calculate the amount of taxes paid on your property. To learn more about the Hidalgo County Appraisal District you can click on the button below.
The Hidalgo County Tax Office contracts with the Law Offices of Linebarger, Gogan, Blair & Sampson, LLP for the collection of delinquent taxes owed to the ESD No. 3. To learn more about the delinquent tax collection attorneys you can click on the button below.
Hidalgo County ESD No. 3
P.O. Box 3489, Edinburg, TX 78540
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