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Posted on: September 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Proposed Tax Rate

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NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF LA PORTE


A tax rate of $0.7100 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of La Porte. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. 

The governing body of City of La Porte proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of To maintain the services and maintenance for the City taxpayers.

          PROPOSED TAX RATE     $0.710 per $100

          PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE     $0.710 per $100

          EFFECTIVE TAX RATE     $0.685 per $100

          ROLLBACK TAX RATE     $0.728 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of La Porte from the same properties in both the 2018 tax year and the 2019 tax year. 

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of La Porte may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

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

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

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

           Charlene Piggott, RTA, CSTA 

           City of La Porte Tax Assessor-Collector 

           4544 I-10 East Frwy., Baytown, Texas 77521 

           281-707-3701 

           scpiggot@gccisd.net 

           www.laportetx.gov

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: September 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm at 604 W. Fairmont Parkway, City Hall Council Chambers, La Porte, Texas 77571.

Second Hearing: September 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm at 604 W. Fairmont Parkway, City Hall Council Chambers, La Porte, Texas 77571.

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