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Posted on: August 28, 2019

NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR ELLIS COUNTY

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NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR

ELLIS COUNTY

A tax rate of $0.363778 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of ELLIS COUNTY. 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 ELLIS COUNTY proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of providing for a step plan salary increase for Sheriff and Jail staff, a capital project improvement plan that includes County Court at Law 3, a Juvenile Justice Alternative Education facility and Justice of the Peace facility.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                             $0.363778 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE            $0.370533 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE                            $0.337184 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE                            $0.363778 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for ELLIS COUNTY 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 ELLIS COUNTY 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:

John Bridges
Ellis County Tax Assessor-Collector
109 S Jackson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
972-825-5150
john.bridges@co.ellis.tx.us
elliscountytax.com

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on proposed tax rate:
First Hearing: 08/28/2019 2:00 PM at Ellis County Commissioners Courtroom, 2nd Floor Historic Courthouse, 101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX
Second Hearing: 09/10/2019 2:00 PM at Ellis County Commissioners Courtroom, 2nd Floor Historic Courthouse, 101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX

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