Where Does Stormwater Go?

For more information about the District’s stormwater management plan, please visit: cleanbayous.org.

Did you know that the stormwater currently receives no treatment?

Water that flows into your storm water drainage system goes directly into our creeks, bayous, rivers, and bays. Because standards of water quality affect every resident in your District, remembering “only rain down the drain” and adhering to this approach will help improve the water quality of our streams, rivers and lakes.

Non-allowable discharges, such as out waste, grass clippings, tree trimmings, oils and grease are a violation of a state-issued stormwater permit. Making an illegal discharge into the storm sewer may be punishable by fines and/or water service termination, per your District’s rate order.

Remember, whatever is put down the storm drain is untreated and flows into the Waters of the USA!

If you see any spills or illegal dumping into the storm drains, your District Operator, or Storm Water Solutions should be contacted as soon as possible. Call the Storm Water Solutions 24-hour phone number at 713.935.1044, or you can use cleanbayous.org to file a report.

To find additional information about stormwater quality, please visit www.cleanbayous.org.

Reappraisal Process – Application Required

Pursuant to Section 23.02 of the Texas Tax Code, we have submitted a request to the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District (“FBCAD”) for reappraisal of all property located in Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 149 and damaged by the severe weather events related to Hurricane Harvey (“Harvey”).  Our goal, in making this reappraisal request, is for owners of damaged property to receive a prorated reduction in property taxes for the time period in which their property is damaged.

If you are interested in having your property reappraised, you must submit an application for reappraisal (the “Application”) as soon as possible to FBCAD.  The Application requires owner and property identification (including the property ID number, which is available on the FBCAD website) and evidence of property damage (photographs, insurance or contractor estimates, receipts for repairs, or FEMA documents).

The Application and related instructions can be found here:  http://fbcad.org/Forms-Submissions/Disaster-Reappraisal

FBCAD has not provided an estimate of time for its completion of the reappraisal, but we will provide an update when we know more.

How Taxes will be Calculated After Reappraisal

For reappraised property, the taxes for 2017 will be prorated based on the reappraised value.  This means that 2017 taxes will be assessed (i) prior to the property damage, on the assessed value as of January 1, 2017 and (ii) from and after the property damage through the remainder of 2017, on the reappraised assessed value.

Note that, per standard procedure, FBCAD will also reappraise all property values as of January 1, 2018.

Your 2017 FBCMUD Tax Bill

Your 2017 MUD tax bill has been calculated using the January 1, 2017, assessed valuation.  It will not show any reduction based on a pending reappraisal.  2017 taxes will be due on January 31, 2018.

If your home is reappraised due to Harvey, you will be mailed a refund for any reduction in 2017 taxes as a result of the reappraisal.

Installment Payment Plan

Residents in Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 149, who have experienced Harvey-related property damage, may request an installment payment plan for their 2017 assessed taxes.  To take advantage of this option, the resident must submit a completed “Request for Installment Agreement for Property in Disaster Area for 2017 Taxes” (the “Installment Plan Request”), along with accompanying evidence of Harvey-related property damage (this includes pictures of damage, a FEMA or insurance claim sheet, or repair estimates).  The Installment Plan Request and first payment must be made by January 31, 2018.  A copy of the required Installment Plan Request can be found here.  If you have any questions regarding your LID taxes, please call Kristy Hebert at 281-499-1223 or visit http://www.taxtech.net/.

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 149 – Installment Plan Request (PDF)