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If you own property in Montgomery County, the Township property tax will be included on the Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector annual property tax bill. If you own property in Harris County, the Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector will send a separate bill for the Township property tax.
Your ad valorem property tax pays for many essential needs in The Woodlands including the fire department, public safety services, parks, pathways, trash collection, economic development and a number of other items. This current rate was set at 31.73 cents per $100 of assessed value. 2013 Budget
Town Center Improvement District changed its name to The Woodlands Township, and the Community Associations entered into an agreement that would transfer services and operations to the Township. This created one entity to provide most municipal-type services. Community Associations’ property assessments were replaced with the ad valorem property tax, which will be tax-deductible on federal tax returns, in 2010.
In 1999, an agreement was signed that in essence put a moratorium on the ability for Houston to annex The Woodlands and on the ability for The Woodlands to incorporate.
In late 2007, The Woodlands Township signed an agreement with the City of Houston, as well as the City of Conroe, that will allow The Woodlands to contribute to projects of regional and mutual benefit (such as better access to the Houston Medical Center or extending the Hardy Toll Road) in exchange for those cities releasing The Woodlands from potential annexation for a period of 50 years. This agreement gives The Woodlands freedom to determine its future governance once the moratorium agreement expires. Based on legal requirements related to these agreements, the earliest date that an election could be held to determine whether or not The Woodlands residents choose to become a city is May 2014.
In August 2012, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors adopted Resolution 011-12 related to the recent 18-month governance study and community outreach efforts. The resolution states that an incorporation election will be deferred indefinitely. For more detailed information, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/governance.
While The Woodlands Township considers the village associations to be an integral part of the community, they are not part of the Township governmental body. The village associations are fully separate and independent organizations. Through the transition agreement, the Township committed to continuing to provide liaisons to the Village Associations as well as election support and funding, which is formalized in an annual service agreement with each of the individual village associations. It is only through the annual service agreement that the Township has a legal relationship to each of the individual village associations.