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There is no Burn Ban for Lavaca County at this time.  Please notify dispatch at 361-798-2121 before burning. View the order lifting restrictions on outdoor burning here.
MOULTON - Lavaca County Road 283 from LCR 282 to LCR 284 will be CLOSED to thru traffic for a bridge replacement at Lavaca River to begin Monday, February 15, 2021. This project will take approximately five months (weather permitting) to complete.

Visit the TxDOT Project Tracker to view current and future state highway projects. Information on road conditions in the state is available at DriveTexas™ or by phone at (800) 452-9292.
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The Lavaca County Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, Tax Assessor-Collector and Agrilife Extension Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in observance of Texas Independence Day.
  • The White House approved a Major Disaster Declaration for 77 Texas Counties. Lavaca County is included in said declaration. Individuals who sustained losses due to the winter storms and do not have insurance can now apply for federal assistance. If your property was damaged in one of the designated counties and you don't have insurance, apply for assistance now:

    ?? Visit: www.disasterassistance.gov
    ?? Call: 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585)
    ?? Download: FEMA App

    Learn more: 
    fema.gov/disaster/4586
  • The Texas Division of Emergency Management has created a simple self reporting survey in order for Texans to report their damage and impacts from this recent winter event.  It is very important that residents and businesses report their damage so the State receives the amount of financial support from the federal government needed to assist residents.  Please help spread the word, and if you know friends, neighbors, and colleagues that have experienced some damage or some impacts from this disaster, have them fill out the survey. 

    You can access the survey through the QR code, or going to the tdem.texas.gov/warm website where there is a link to the self reporting survey.
  • To sign up for CodeRED, Click here.

    Since January of 2018, Lavaca County Texas Office of Emergency Management has utilized the emergency communications system, CodeRED. Similar telephone notifications are also used by local municipalities, and school districts 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.

    For those residents without Internet access, they may call Lavaca County OEM 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, primary phone number and the name of your cell service provider. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

    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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  • Is your street address number on your home or business property? If not, please post your assigned physical street address number right away.

    When you dial 9-1-1 from a traditional phone system in your home, the address and/or phone number is deployed on the 9-1-1 callraker's screen. The address shown should be your physical address is your 9-1-1 address, not a rural route or box number. 

    Your 9-1-1 address number should be posted and visible from the road so that emergency service agencies can easily find you in case of an emergency. 

    Post Your Numbers

    In an emergency, seconds can sometimes make a life saving difference. Make sure your 9-1-1 address numbers are posted on your house or business and are easy to see from the road. A well marked location is much easier for law enforcement officers, firefighters and medical personnel to find you when you need help. 

    You can get street numbers at most hardware and discount stores for a reasonable price or you can even paint a sign. We recommend you get something reflective so it can be seen at night as well as during the day. Think like someone who has never located your home and post the address where it would be obvious. 

    Ensure even in town

    Just because you are located inside the city limits doesn't  necessarily mean your home or business is easier to locate than one in the rural area. Some communities have nice scroll number plates or number plates or numbers painted on the curb. Place a light that shines directly on your house numbers and/or make sure that the numbers are clear of any grass, bushes, etc. so that they can be seen. A nice alternative is lighted address sign - these can be found at most home improvement stores.

    Check your address with the phone company

    The phone company's information for your 9-1-1 address is what will display on the 9-1-1 center's equipment. It is very important that you check that the phone company has your correct 9-1-1 physical address and not an old or incomplete one listed. if you are unsure of your correct 9-1-1 address, contact your county 9-1-1 addressing coordinator.

    Report Missing Street Signs

    Another important aspect to locating you is to report missing road signs when you notice them. Although many emergency personnel know where most of the roads are located, a road sign ensures that they have the correct location. If you notice yours is missing or damaged, please report it to your County Commissioner, or if in the city, please call City Hall.

    Know Your Location!

    If you don't have traditional home phone service- this is the kind that you pay a local provider for and it plugs straight into the wall socket with no other equipment- then you must know your location because the odds are that your address and phone number information will not be provided. Sone things to know about your location would be what street you are traveling on, what mile marker was seen recently and direction of travel. Always state where your emergency is as soon as possible in the call, you may need to be transferred to the correct call center to get the appropriate help. 

    We Need Your Help

    • Display your address on your home- not just the mailbox.

    • Use Reflective Materials

    • Check your address through your phone company to be sure they have the correct address listed.

    • Report Missing Street Signs

    • Know Your Location

    To obtain a 9-1-1 address for your location, please call GCRPC 9-1-1 department Monday through Friday from 8 to noon and 1 to 5, at the number below.

  • Connected Nation Texas

    Your input needed to develop a plan to improve internet access and speeds across DeWitt and Lavaca Counties

     

    Joint effort is 15th community to take part in Connected Nation Texas’ statewide work to connect more Texans

     

    DeWitt and Lavaca Counties, Texas (February 4, 2021) – The DeWitt and Lavaca Counties’ Joint Broadband Committee just launched work to develop a Technology Action Plan that will provide immediate and long-term solutions to improving internet access and speeds across both counties. The committee consisting of local stakeholders is in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to develop the plan.

    “We all have experienced the importance of having a better and more reliable internet connection during the pandemic. It’s emphasized the need for us to take action now to improve access for everyone across the two counties,” said Angie Cuellar, Ex. Director of Cuero Chamber of Commerce.

    The DeWitt and Lavaca Counties are among 27 communities that are being selected to take part in a statewide effort led by CN Texas and funded by the Texas Rural Funders—at no cost to the counties or communities served. 

    “We are asking everyone to take part in a short survey so we can identify pain points as well as opportunities for improving broadband access, adoption, and use. Those who provide input will help shape this plan and ensure their communities are not overlooked,” said Egon Barthels, Lavaca County Emergency Management Coordinator.

    As part of this effort, the Committee is asking every individual, business, and community organization to take 10 minutes and fill out a survey that corresponds with your county:  

    As our area continues to grow at an astonishing rate, so also does the need for expanded access to high-speed internet. Expanded communication models will empower our economic and educational development,” said Bobby Seiferman, Director of Cuero Development Corporation.

    “We want DeWitt and Lavaca Counties to be places where our residents thrive and this is one step closer to ensuring our communities are great places to live, work, and raise families,” concluded Sara Post Meyer, Mayor, City of Cuero.

    The Technology Action Plan, which will be developed by leveraging Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program, will be shaped by the information provided by local stakeholders. The DeWitt and Lavaca Counties engagement represent the 15th to take part in this program since CN Texas was relaunched by Connected Nation statewide in late 2019.

    The Connected Program has been used in nearly 400 communities across the country to develop county or regional-specific Technology Action Plans that have both short term and long-term broadband solutions.

    For more information or if you have questions, email info@connectednation.org or head to connectednation.org/texas.

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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.