Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES - INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS

Listed below are the current notices for the City of Deer Park, Texas.

Section 551.002 of the Texas Government Code provides that every regular, or special called meeting of a governmental body shall be open to the public. Section 551.031 provides that notices must:

(1) Be in writing and clearly state the date, hour, place, and subject of each meeting

(2) Be posted at least 72 hours prior to scheduled time of the meeting

(3) Be posted in two locations: On a bulletin board convenient to the public (Deer Park City Hall, located at 710 E. San Augustine), and on the City of Deer Park website.

You can find agendas for regular or special called meetings under the Agendas & Minutes section. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City Council of the City of Deer Park, Texas has called a Public Hearing, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on the 6th day of February, 2024, in the City Council Chambers of City Hall,710 East San Augustine Street, at which time and place they will hear all persons desiring to be heard on or in connection with any matter or question pertaining to the reauthorization of the existing building permit fees.

Angela Smith, TRMC, CMC
City Secretary
Dated the 23rd of January 2024

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 
ON TAX INCREASE 

Notice of Tax Rate Increase Hearing (PDF)

A tax rate of $0.720000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF DEER PARK. 

 

PROPOSED TAX RATE 

$0.720000 per $100

 

NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE 

$0.648476 per $100

 

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE 

$0.720093 per $100


 The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2023 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF DEER PARK from the same properties in both the 2022 tax year and the 2023 tax year.
 
 The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF DEER PARK may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.
 
 The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that CITY OF DEER PARK is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2023 tax year.
 
 A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 19, 2023 AT 7:30 PM AT City of Deer Park Council Chambers; 710 E. San Augustine St, Deer Park, TX 77536.
 
 The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, CITY OF DEER PARK is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City of Deer Park City Council of CITY OF DEER PARK at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
 
 Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100 

 

FOR the proposal:

Sherry Garrison

Ron Martin

 

TJ Haight

Tommy Ginn

 

Georgette Ford

Bill Patterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGAINST the proposal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT and not voting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT:

Jerry Mouton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.
 
 The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.
 
 The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF DEER PARK last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF DEER PARK this year.

 

2022

2023

Change

Total tax rate (per $100 of value) 

$0.720000 

$0.720000 

increase of 0.000000, or 0.00% 

Average homestead taxable value 

$193,354 

$216,925 

increase of 23,571, or 12.19% 

Tax on average homestead 

$1,392.15 

$1,561.86

increase of 169.71, or 12.19% 

Total tax levy on all properties 

$23,519,624 

$26,369,235 

increase of 2,849,611, or 12.12% 

 

 

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for CITY OF DEER PARK at 281-478-7231 or customerservice@deerparktx.org, or visit .www.deerparktx.org for more information.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING - Crime Control

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Deer Park, Texas will hold a Public Hearing at City Hall, 710 East San Augustine Street, Deer Park, Harris County, Texas, on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at which time and place they will hear all persons desiring to be heard on or in connection with any matter or questions regarding the proposed Crime Control and Prevention District FY 2023-2024 Budget.   

Angela Smith, TRMC, CMC, City Secretary, Published:  July 26, 2023

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING - Fire Control

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Deer Park, Texas will hold a Public Hearing at City Hall, 710 East San Augustine Street, Deer Park, Harris County, Texas, on

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at which time and place they will hear all persons desiring to be heard on or in connection with any matter or questions regarding the proposed Fire Control, Prevention and Emergency Medical Services District FY 2023-2024 Budget.      

Angela Smith, TRMC, CMC, City Secretary, Published: July 26, 2023

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING - City of Deer Park

 The City Council of the City of Deer Park, Texas has called a Public Hearing, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on the 15th day of August, 2023, in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 710 East San Augustine Street, at which time and place they will hear all persons desiring to be heard on or in connection with any matter or question involving the proposed Budget for said City for the year beginning October 1, 2023, which has been filed with the City Secretary and is available for inspection by all interested persons.

 The proposed budget for FY 2023-2024 reflects the following levels of revenues and expenditures: 

 

Revenues

Expenditures

General Fund

 

$ 53,020,697

$ 53,020,697

Water & Sewer Fund

 

$ 15,643,824

$ 15,643,824

Debt Service Fund

 

$ 11,324,979

$ 11,324,979

Special Revenue Fund

 

$  2,199,807

$  2,192,859

Capital Improvements Fund

 

$  4,926,160

$  4,926,160

Asset Replacement Fund

 

$    821,521

$    821,521

Storm Water Fund

 

$    644,375

$    644,375

Golf Course Lease Fund

 

$    847,240

$    847,240

Chapter 380 Reimbursement Fund

 

$          0

$             0

TOTAL BUDGET

 

$ 89,428,603

$ 89,421,655

 This budget is estimated to raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $2,560,000, an increase of 10.20%. Based on taxable value information currently available from the Harris County Appraisal District, it is not possible at this time to determine the amount of this additional property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year.

  DATED at Deer Park, Texas, the 26th day of July, 2023.

 Angela Smith, TRMC, CMC, City Secretary, Published PC August 2, 2023