Pedernales Fire Department

The Pedernales Fire Department is a full-service, all-hazards organization serving resident and visitors of Travis County ESD #8.

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Times for ESD 8 for Budget and Tax Rates

Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate

A tax rate of $0.10000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of Travis County Emergency Services District No. 8.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.10000 per $100

NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.10010 per $100 VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.10389 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Travis County ESD No. 8 from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year.

The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that Travis County ESD No. 8 may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the no-new revenue tax rate. This means that Travis County ESD No. 8 is not proposing to increase property taxes for the 2020 tax year.

A PUBLIC MEETING TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., at Station 801, located at 801 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood, Texas 78669.

The proposed tax rate is also not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, Travis County ESD No. 8 is not required to hold an election to seek voter approval of the rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the Board of Commissioners of Travis County ESD No. 8 at their offices or by attending the public meeting mentioned above.


Property tax amount = ( tax rate ) x ( taxable value of your property ) / 100 FOR the proposal: Debbie Opdahl, Becky Wynn, Rusty Jedlicka, Charles Valadez AGAINST the proposal: None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT: Kristy Quigley

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence by Travis County ESD No. 8 last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by Travis County ESD No. 8 this year.

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)$0.10000 per $100$0.10000 per $100Decrease of 0.00 per $100, or 0.00%
Average homestead taxable value$461,093.00$447,146.00Increase of 3.48%
Tax on average homestead$461.09$477.15Increase of $16.05, or 3.48%
Total tax levy on all properties$2,479,257.06$2,570,477.58Increase of $91,220.53, or 3.68%

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for Travis County ESD No. 8 at (512)
854-9473 or, or visit

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