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Free Brush Drop-Off Event

June 4th 8am-5pm.

Bring out your brush and have it turned into mulch.

Visit our Wildfire Preparedness page for more information.

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Burn Ban Lifted

Burn Ban Lifted as of 2:00pm 04/05/2022

 

 

 

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Fire Danger Level

Weather information is provided by remote, automated weather stations and then used as an input to the Weather Information Management System (WIMS). The NFDRS processor in WIMS produces a fire danger rating based on fuels, weather, and topography. Fire danger maps are produced daily.

Emergency Services District No.2 Election

Emergency Services District No.2 (ESD 2) will have the following proposition on the May 7, 2022, election ballot:

PROPOSITION A: The adoption of a local sales and use tax in Bastrop County Emergency Services District No.2 at the rate of one and one-half (1.5%) percent.

Purchases made in the City of Bastrop have a sales tax of 8.25% while purchases made in the ESD 2 District currently have a sales tax of 6.75%. The 1.5% increase (to 8.25%) in sales tax in the ESD 2 District will allow the traveling public (who eat at restaurants, shop at stores, and purchase gasoline at gas stations in the district) to contribute funding to ESD 2's operations.

If the proposition passes, the ESD 2 Board Plans to do the following:

  1. Reduce the property tax rate from the maximum property tax rate by 1.5 cents/ $100 of property value in the next tax year.
  2. Establish a fire station in the south part of the District and then fully staff the station 24/7.
  3. Implement a Community Wildfire Protection Plan to educate and help district residents create defensible space around their homes to improve protection from wildfires.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Sales Tax Fact Sheet

Notice of Appointment of Agent

Notice of Election

County Elections Page

Emergency Notification System

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TAX INFORMATION

Please click on the below links to find out information regarding Bastrop County ESD#2 2021 Tax Rate.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Notice About 2021 Tax Rate         2021 Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet

ADOPTED TAX RATE

There is levied an ad valorem tax of $0.09478 on each $100.00 of taxable property within the District to provide funds for maintenance and operating purposes.

"BASTROP COUNTY ESD NO.2 ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.50 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $3.21."

~ADOPTED the 21st day of September 2021.

Appraisal District's Transparency Website:  https://bastrop.countytaxrates.com/tax