Downtown District Assessments
The Downtown District apportions the cost of improvements and services based on value of land & improvements as certified by the Harris County Appraisal District. The Downtown District’s Assessment Plan provides comprehensive information on current rates, exclusions and exemptions. Levied assessments are billed annually by the Downtown District’s consultant, UtilityTax Service, LLC.
The Downtown District may issue bonds payable by assessments or ad valorem taxes. The City must approve the bond issue or a capital improvements budget that is financed from a bond issue. The Downtown District must hold an election and obtain voter approval to impose a maintenance tax or to issue bonds payable from ad valorem taxes or assessments. At present, the Downtown District has no outstanding bonds.
ASSESSMENTS ARE COLLECTED BY UTILITY TAX SERVICE, LLC. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WANT TO VIEW YOUR ASSESSMENT BILL, PLEASE CONTACT THE ASSESSMENT OFFICE 713.688.3855.