September 22, 2018


2018 Property Tax Rates in EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT # 1


This notice concerns the 2018 property tax rates for EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT # 1. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

Last year's tax rate:


    Last year's operating taxes


    Last year's debt taxes


    Last year's total taxes


    Last year's tax base


    Last year's total tax rate


This year's effective tax rate:


    Last year's adjusted taxes
    (after subtracting taxes on lost property)


   ÷ This year's adjusted tax base
    (after subtracting value of new property)


   =This year's effective tax rate


(Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.)


This year's rollback tax rate:


    Last year's adjusted operating taxes
    (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures)


   ÷ This year's adjusted tax base


   =This year's effective operating rate


    x 1.08=this year's maximum operating rate


    + This year's debt rate


    = This year's total rollback rate



Statement of Increase/Decrease

If  EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT # 1 adopts a 2018 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.100000 per $100 of value, taxes would decrease compared to 2017 taxes by $28,062.

Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance

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

Type of Property Tax Fund





Schedule B - 2018 Debt Service

The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from 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

Fire Station





2014 International Tanker





2016 Spartan Rescue Eng.






  Total required for 2018 debt service


- Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A


- Amount (if any) paid from other resources


- Excess collections last year


= Total to be paid from taxes in 2018


+ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2018


= Total debt levy


This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates' calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations

 at 123 S. 6th STREET, ORANGE, TEXAS.

          Name of person preparing this notice: KAREN FISHER       
                                                              Title: ORANGE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR
                                               Date Prepared: 09/10/2018