Board of Trustees approves 2013 property tax rates

10.10.2013 | By Amanda L. Booren

Board of Trustees approves 2013 property tax rates


Amanda L. Booren -- October 10, 2013


PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved the 2013 ad valorem property tax rates for the College District during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

The rate approved by the Board is 18.5602 cents per $100 valuation of taxable property located within the San Jacinto Community College District. This is the same rate as was adopted for the last two years. The total rate for 2013 will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate, while lowering taxes for debt service compared to last year’s tax rate.

The rate is comprised of an assessment for operations (12.5460 cents) and a separate assessment for principal and interest due (6.0142 cents) during the coming year on outstanding general obligation bonds. The proposed debt service rate of 6.0142 cents is lower than last year’s rate of 6.4031, due to the increase in certified values as compared to last year.

Based on certified property tax values for 2013 from the Harris County Appraisal District’s (HCAD) on August 23, 2013, the adopted operating rate is expected to result in current year tax collections of $49.5 million for maintenance and operations.

The total taxes imposed on a residence homestead at the current year’s average market value of $103,034, at the proposed rate, will be $181.95, an increase of 75 cents from 2012 due to appraised value increases. A taxpayer owning a homestead residence and claiming the over 65 or older or disabled exemption would incur no taxes ($0.00) to San Jacinto College on a residence appraised at the current year's average appraised value.

“Each year, the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees carefully considers the impact to our community when determining the tax rates,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. “We remain committed to our promise to the senior citizens and disabled in our community to honor the exemptions we have in place.”


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