Tax Rate Set

The Board of Directors of Fry Road MUD (the district) voted to decrease the MUD Property Tax Rate of $0.425 per $100 valuation from the 2019 tax year to $0.4175 per $100 valuation for 2020.  Please keep in mind this rate is for the district only.

The district has authorized Bob Leared Interests, the tax assessor-collector, to mail duplicate tax statements in January 2021. These statements will be mailed to homeowners whose original tax statement was requested by and mailed to a mortgage company AND remains unpaid at the time of the January mailing.  If you receive a DUPLICATE TAX STATEMENT, this is your reminder to contact your mortgage company to ensure timely payment of your MUD taxes by January 31, 2021.

You can view, make payments, and print receipts for the district property taxes online at www.bli-tax.com.   There is an additional processing fee when making online payments.  This website is not associated with any DOXO website.  If paying your taxes using a DOXO website, you will incur higher processing fees.

In addition to paying online, payment can be made by calling OPAY Customer Service at (800)487-4567 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm CST.  Select the customer service option, and tell the representative you are calling to pay TEXAS taxes.  You will then need to provide your entire account number which begins with “163” There is an additional processing fee when making payments by phone.

If you have not received your 2020 Fry Road MUD tax statement by the end of November, and you are unable to locate your account online at www.bli-tax.com, please contact the tax assessor-collector at 713-932-9011 to discuss your tax account.  Failure to receive a tax statement will not extend the due date of January 31, 2021, and does not meet the legal requirements to waive penalties or interest which will be added if payment is not made in full by the due date.

Denny Hay

On November 6, 2019, the Fry Road MUD board lost one its valued directors. Denny Hay. Denny was on the board for 6 years and made every effort to be at board meetings even if that meant coming right after a doctor’s appointment, no matter how he felt. Denny believed in making decisions based on what was good for the community and for the district. Denny also advocated for his fellow veterans while on the board. Due to his advocacy, veterans get a 10% discount on District building rentals and the District has a special Veterans tab that has helpful links for veterans assistance.

We will miss Denny!

Tax Exemptions

Kristen Scott of Bob Leared Interests, Inc., the District’s tax assessor, advised the board that it would be appropriate for the District to consider any revisions it wishes to make to the District’s tax exemptions for purposes of the 2018 tax year. After discussion, upon motion duly made, seconded, and carried by four votes with director Hay abstaining, the board adopted the attached Resolution Concerning Exemptions from Taxation, continuing the current 20% homestead exemption and increasing the additional exemption for persons who are over 65 or disabled to $75,000.

Resolution Concerning Exemptions from Taxation (PDF)