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  • Could we find you in an emergency? If you're in Lavaca County, you may obtain a 9-1-1 address by contacting the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission 9-1-1 department by calling (361) 578-1587 Option 2. 
  • To sign up for CodeRED click the SignUp button to the left on this page.

    In January of 2018, Lavaca County, Texas Division of Emergency Management implemented its emergency communications system, CodeRED.

    Residents are probably already familiar with CodeRED, which is used by Lavaca County officials to broadcast Amber Alerts and other information. Similar telephone notifications are also used by the school system to inform parents of upcoming school events or emergency situations.

    The system is voice activated. The recipient must say “Hello” before the message will be relayed.

    Lavaca County, Texas citizens and those with interests in Lavaca County, can log onto co.lavaca.tx.us or text “LAVACAALERTS” to 99411 to receive the registration link directly to your mobile phone and get their home or cell phone numbers included in the database.  

    For those residents without Internet access, they may call Lavaca County Emergency Management at 361-798-5628 to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well. Forms detailing this information will also be available at the Lavaca County, Texas Division of Emergency Management office in the Lavaca County Courthouse.

    Again, the program can be utilized by both residences and businesses. If you have an unlisted phone number, have changed your phone number or address within the past year or use a cell phone or VoIP phone as your primary number, you should register for the alerts. Multiple telephone numbers can be attached to a single physical address, but residents cannot have multiple residences linked to one phone. Both IPhones and Android phones also have a CodeRED app available.

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    Critical Alerts Straight To Your Phone

    With the CodeRED Mobile Alert app – the nation’s most downloaded public safety notification app – OnSolve enables subscribers to receive these notifications directly to their mobile device whether at home, on the road, or traveling around the country.

    These mobile push notifications deliver relevant, location-based alerts based on GPS location to ensure you receive critical information when you are in a CodeRED client’s jurisdiction.

    Click the links above to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app to your mobile device.

    CODERED COMMUNITY FLYERS

    Lavaca County Emergency Management would appreciate you, our Lavaca County Neighbors, to help us spread the word about CodeRED. We've made posters and flyers that you may share with your family and friends, on social media, or printing and posting on your office or community bulletin board. Thank you in advance for your helping promote Lavaca County CodeRED!

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    3. GENERAL FLYER
    4. WEATHER WARNING FLYER

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  • NOTICE ABOUT 2020 TAX RATES

    Property Tax Rates in County of Lavaca

    This notice concerns the 2020 property tax rates for County of Lavaca. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year's tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

    This year's no-new-revenue tax rate:                                                                                             $0.6016

    This year's total voter-approval tax rate:                                                                                      $0.6115

    To see the full calculations please visit https://www.co.lavaca.tx.us/page/lavaca.County.Assessor.Collector for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheets.

     

    Unencumbered Fund Balances

     

    The following estimated balances will be left in the taxing unit's accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by corresponding debt obligation.

    Type of Fund                                                                                                               Balance
    General Fund (M&O)                                                                                                   11,741,397
    0

    Current Year Debt Service

    The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

    Description of Debt           Principal or Contract                      Interest to be Paid from  Other Amounts to be        Total 
    Payment to be Paid from      Property Taxes Paid from Property Taxes Paid Payment
    Property Taxes

     

     

    Total required for 2020 debt service                                                                                                   0
    -Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds                                                          0
    -Amount (if any) paid from other resources
    -Excess collections last year                                                                                                                 1.267
    =Total to be paid from taxes in 2020                                                                                                    -1.267
    + Amount added in anticipation that the taxing unit will collect only
    100.00% of its taxes in 2020
    =Total debt levy                                                                                                                               -1,267

     

    This notice contains a summary of the no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by Deborah A. Sevcik, Tax Assessor-Collector on August 03, 2020.