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Posted on: August 12, 2017

Notice of 2017 tax year proposed property tax rate for City of La Marque

NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF LA MARQUE

A tax rate of $0.490764 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of La Marque. 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 Marque proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of capital and growth in our city.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.490764 per $100 PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.490764 per $100 EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.471807 per $100 ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.550912 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 Marque from the same properties in both the 2016 tax year and the 2017 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of La Marque 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:

Cheryl E. Johnson, PCC City of La Marque Tax Assessor-Collector 722 Moody Ave. Galveston, TX 77550 409-766-2284 galcotax@co.galveston.tx.us www.ci.la-marque.tx.us 

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

First Hearing: August 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM at 1109-B Bayou Rd. La Marque, TX 77568.

Second Hearing: August 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM at 1109-B Bayou Rd. La Marque, TX 77568.