Tex. Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 3874.153
Assessments; Exemption


The district may impose an assessment on property in the district, including an assessment on residential or commercial property, only in the manner provided by Subchapter A (Short Title), Chapter 372 (Improvement Districts in Municipalities and Counties), Local Government Code, or Subchapter F, Chapter 375 (Municipal Management Districts in General), Local Government Code, for a municipality, county, or public improvement district, according to the benefit received by the property.


An assessment on property must be for the limited purpose of providing capital funding for:


public water and wastewater facilities;


drainage and storm-water facilities;


streets and alleys; and


any authorized project under Chapter 372 (Improvement Districts in Municipalities and Counties), Local Government Code.


An assessment, a reassessment, or an assessment resulting from an addition to or correction of the assessment roll by the district, penalties and interest on an assessment or reassessment, an expense of collection, and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the district:


are a first and prior lien against the property assessed; and


are superior to any other lien or claim other than a lien or claim for county, school district, or municipal ad valorem taxes.


A lien of an assessment against property under this chapter runs with the land, and the portion of an assessment payment obligation that has not yet come due is not eliminated by the foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien. Any purchaser of property in a foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien takes the property subject to the assessment payment obligations that have not yet come due and to the lien and terms of payment under the applicable assessment ordinance or order.


The board may make a correction to or deletion from the assessment roll that does not increase the amount of assessment of any parcel of land without providing notice and holding a hearing in the manner required for additional assessments.


The district shall file notice of any tax or assessment imposed by the district with the county clerk of Dallas County and post the notice on the district’s Internet website.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 586 (S.B. 2466), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.

Source: Section 3874.153 — Assessments; Exemption, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.­3874.­htm#3874.­153 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 3874.153’s source at texas​.gov