Fort Bend Central Appraisal District
The Appraisal District is the entity that sets the value of all properties within the county. This value is then used by the taxing entities, e.g. Lamar CISD, Mud 187, Lid 6, to set their tax rates. The Appraisal District can give you all the information available on residential and business properties in the county. Assessed value, ownership, building size, property size, taxing entities, taxes assessed, maps and more. A good source with which to keep current on the community’s value.
The school district commands the highest tax rate and, therefore, the highest dollar amount on your annual tax bill that you will receive in the fall and is due on January 1st of each year. The tax rate is applied to the value assigned by the Central Appraisal District. To understand where your money is going and how it is being spent, check the information provided by the district by clicking here
This tax is collected for the school district by Fort Bend County and appears as a line item on your county tax statement.
A municipal utility district (“MUD”) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created over a limited area of the property to provide water, sewer, drainage, parks and road facilities. After the developer has funded this infrastructure and based on the MUD’s assessed value, the MUD will issue bonds to reimburse the developer for the infrastructure constructed. The MUD sets an annual property tax rate to pay for the debt service on the bonds and to operate and maintain the MUD. Residents pay the tax rate based on the Fort Bend County Central Appraisal District value of the property they own. After the debt is retired, the City of Richmond has the option to annex the MUD into the City limits and dissolve the MUD.
The Tax Collector for the MUD is Assessments of the Southwest, Inc. See your tax information here.
The County Commissioners created Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 6 (“Fort Bend LID 6”) to protect land from flooding by the Brazos River. Fort Bend LID 6 includes the Del Webb development, Veranda development, Williams Ranch development, and the George Foundation land. Fort Bend LID 6 constructed an earthen levee from the Fort Bend County complex and it ties into the Fort Bend MUD 121 levee close to River Point Church. Fort Bend LID 6 issues bonds to reimburse the developers for the earthen levee, gate structures and regional drainage ponds that work together to provide regional drainage for localized rainfall. The earthen levee protects property from the rise of the Brazos River. Without Fort Bend LID 6 and its facilities development would not have occurred in this area or mandatory Flood Insurance purchase would have been required. Fort Bend LID 6’s tax rate has a debt service component as well as a portion for operation and maintenance of the district facilities.
The Tax Collector for the LID is Assessments of the Southwest, Inc. See your tax information here.
Fort Bend County Drainage District
The Drainage District is a property taxing entity whose primary mission is “to maintain the drainage channels, where the District has easements, in their existing flow conditions.” Click here to see River Levels, Floodplain Maps, Fort Bend Levees and more.
Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County assesses and collects taxes for the County General Fund (roads, general services, etc.), the Drainage District and Lamar CISD. Sweetgrass in the City of Richmond Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Police and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are provided by Fort Bend County. For information on County services, click here.