How is ESD#1 funded?

ESD#1 levies an ad valorem (property) tax. The Texas Constitution states that ESDs may tax up to $0.10 per $100 of property valuation. The ESD’s creation documents establish the district’s initial tax rate (currently at $0.03 per $100 of property valuation).  ESD#1 also collects sales tax as approved by the voters.

What does ESD#1 do?

Palo Pinto County ESD#1 provides fire protection and emergency medical services to its service area which includes all of Palo Pinto County with the exception of the City of Mineral Wells and EMS services in the southeast corner of the county (covered by ESD#2).