Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to propose a combined tax rate of $0.499760 per $100 valuation for the 2012 tax year.
The property tax rate includes both the county’s rate of $0.48076 per $100 valuation, and the drainage district maintenance fund of $0.01900.
A total of $0.37776 will be dedicated to the county’s General Fund, with revenues from $0.02800 to be placed in the Road and Bridge Fund, and the revenues from the remaining $0.07500 will be used to make payments on the county’s bonded indebtedness.
The total combined rate is above the 2012 effective rate of $0.497478 per $100 valuation, but below the rollback tax rate of $0.543052.
The county anticipates tax revenues of $193,041,775 for the year, while the projected revenues for the drainage district’s fund are $7,535,215. Tax Information
The commissioners court voted to schedule public hearings for August 23 and August 28 to receive comments regarding the proposed tax rate. Public hearings are required if the proposed rate exceeds the lower of the effective rate or the rollback rate.
The commissioners court voted to schedule public hearings for September 10 and September 11 regarding the proposed FY2013 budget.
The commissioners court voted to propose 2.35 percent increases for elected officials of the county.
The proposed FY2013 salary for the county judge would be $107,470, up from $105,000 in 2012, with commissioners each receiving a salary of $102,350, up from $100,000 each. Salaries
The commissioners court voted to approve the schedule of early voting times and locations for the November 6 General Election.
Early voting in the county will begin October 22 and continue through November 2.
Early Voting Schedule
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda